[GRRN] One cord equals half to full ton of paper

John Reindl (reindl@co.dane.wi.us)
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 11:20:15 -0600

Hi everyone -

Thanks for all the feedback on the amount of paper that can be
produced from a cord of wood.

>From the Wisconsin Paper Council, a trade association, they report
that a cord of wood - a volume equal to a stack of logs 4'x4'x8' --
can be used to make between 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of paper,
depending on grade of paper and type of pulp. For newspapers, a cord
of wood is equal to 2,700 copies of an average 36 page daily
newsppaer. As a rough conversion, the Council says that there are
about 500 board feet of lumber in a typical cord of wood and a
typically 1,800 square foot house uses 10,000 board feet of lumber.

According to their information, the cord of wood is with the bark on
it, and the bark accounts for 10 to 20 percent of the volume of the wood.

They also say that a "rule of thumb" is that an acre of land may
yield an average of 10-15 cords of wood when harvested at maturity.

I look forward to any other information that may clarify the

John Reindl

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