914112 Measurement of wood and wood products

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Assment of wood quality is an important complement to the assessment of standing tree volume in forests. Log scaling and scaling of wood products is an important interface between forestry and timber industry. Knowledge about measurements in forests and in the timber industry is crucial for working with data from both fields. This course tries to enhance knowledge and skills from both fields.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic course in forest mensuration

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

-Students know different methods to assess wood quality in forests and can analyse wood quality data
-Students are able to calculate taper curvers and to assort standing trees
-Students are familiar with measurement of sawtimber, pulpwood and biomass
-Students know the respective norms and calibration instructions of measurement devices
-Students are able to interpret measurement protocols
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.