Timber Measurement Society Meeting, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
6-8 April, 2016

The meeting was attended by 95 people from the US, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Switzerland. The presentations from the meeting can be downloaded below. Download the agenda, minutes and view photo from the meeting and the field trip.
April 6, 2016

Options of 3D-scanning measurements for logs: differences and relevance – Udo Sauter, Organization of the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg, Germany

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Approval and use of scanner scaling for payment in Canada: experiences so far – Peter Dyson, FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC
Peter Dyson, FPInnovations, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Introduction of Timbeter - a smart solution for accurate timber measurement and data management – Vallo Visnapuu, Timbeter O, Prnu, Estonia

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Scribner Then and Now - Evaluating the Rule Within the Context of its Design Assumptions – Neal Hart, Jendro & Hart LLC, Sunriver, Oregon

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Digital tree marking for mechanical harvesters and use of aerial LiDAR in southwestern US – Mike Shettles, Forest Service Management Service Center, US Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Optimizing GPS accuracy with dual frequency units: obtaining the greatest accuracy under forest canopies and other challenging locations – Jon Aschenbach, Resource Supply, LLC., Beaverton, Oregon

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Indicators of hidden defects – Paul Wagner, Atterbury Consultants Inc., Darrington, Washington

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Timber harvest vs. log exports in Alaska: resolving the discrepancies – Jean Daniels, US Forest Service, Portland Oregon

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Measuring log decks using small unmanned aerial system: user experiences in North Idaho – Ryan Fobes, Idaho Forest Group, Athol, Idaho

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BC Coastal log scaling – Al Clyde, Garrett Log Service Ltd., Richmond, British Columbia

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April 7, 2016


Housing report and economic situation: analysis of current and forecasted demand for housing in North America and Europe – Delton Alderman, USFS Forest Products Lab, Princeton, West Virginia

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Volumetric load scanning for wood residues and other aggregates – Cullen Casey, Walz Scale, Peoria, Illinois

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Roundwood measurements in Latvia and ongoing research on accuracy of different methods – Jānis Magaznieks, Latvia University of Agriculture,  Jelgava, Latvia

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Weight, Scribner, m3and a scanner: Vaagen Bros log scaling profile  – Scott Dodson, Vaagen Bros., Colville, Washington

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Drive-through log scanning update: – Mario Angel, Woodtech, Santiago, Chile

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Merchanizing timber and satelite yards  – Max Matthews, Millar Western Forest Products Ltd, Whitecourt, Alberta

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Load tracking bush to mill – Max Matthews, Millar Western Forest Products Ltd, Whitecourt, Alberta

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Software solutions for forestry companies that efficiently handle all core processes  – Grant Sutherland, BOS Forestry, Nelson, British Columbia

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Effects of mountain pine beetle on lodgepole pine cover and stand recovery – Diana Six, University of Montana, Missoula

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North American log and wood fiber markets – Greg Frohn, Manager, Northwest Market Sales, Forest2Market, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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Update on factors affecting weight to volume relationships for sawlogs in Idaho – Jarred Saralecos, University of Montana, Missoula

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New technology for the measurements professional – David Dean, Electronic Data Solutions, Jerome, Idaho

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Washington DNR’s delivered log sales program: a look back and a look ahead – Dave Richards, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, Washington

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April 8, 2016

On April 8, the group visited the Idaho Forest Group sawmil in Laclede, Idaho. There was a mill tour and a rollout of logs to scale in the log yard. The agreed upon school-book answer was (Scribner short log): gross volume = 10,980: net volume = 7,870. Many thanks to Idaho Forest Group for the excellent hospitality, which not only included the tour and rollout, but also lunch are drinks.

TMS Central Committee Officers and Contacts

         

Chairman: Matt Fonseca                                       Matthew.Fonseca@unece.org

Vice chairman: Gary Baylous                               Gary@prlsb.com         

Vice chairman: Mario Angel                                  Mario.Angel@woodtechms.com

Secretary-Treasurer: Dennis Moore                     dennis@nwlogscalers.com

Program coordinator: Max Matthews                   MMatthews@millarwestern.com

Communication and outreach: Dallas Garcia     Dallas.Garcia@canfor.com