Weathered Wood Logs in the Road Chopped Firewood

ANNOTATED FIREWOOD LITERATURE SUMMARY

  • U.S. Timber Production, Trade, Consumption, and Price Statistics, 1965-2005, Research Paper RP-FPL-637 and unpublished data.

    • U.S. Forest Service

    This report presents annual data but is published every 2 years. The data present current and historical information on the production, trade, consumption, and prices of timber products in the United States. The report focuses on national statistics, but includes some data for individual States and regions and for Canada. The data were collected from industry trade associations and government agencies. They are intended for use by forest land managers, forest industries, trade associations, forestry schools, renewable resource organizations, individuals in the major timber producing and consuming countries of the world, and the general public. A major use of the data is tracking industry production and consumption trends over time. One of the major shifts occurring in the wood using industry over the last 2 years is that both production and consumption of roundwood per capita have been increasing. The consumption of products per capita also increased over the last 2 years. Because of increased paper recycling and increased processing efficiency, the consumption per capita in roundwood equivalent has decreased since about 1987 from 83 ft3 to 72 ft3 per capita. In the 1960s and 1970s, consumption averaged 65 ft3 per capita. Per capita consumption in 2004 increased to 71 ft3 per capita before increasing further in 2005 to 72 ft3 per capita. Another shift occurring during 2005 is increased emphasis on wood energy use, which has shown wide fluctuations over the last decade into 2005.

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  • Firewood: A major vector of forest pest movement. Presentation given at the workshop on Forest Health Issues in New Hampshire, December 4, 2008.

    • Weimer, J.
    • 2008
  • Firewood regulation in New York and our "Don't move firewood" outreach efforts. Proceedings of the 2008 Firewood Forum, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry

    • Williamson, B.
    • 2008
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  • Something in the way you move: dispersal pathways affect invasion success. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 136-145.

    • Wilson, J.R.U.
    • Dormontt, E.E.
    • Prentis, P.J.
    • Lowe, A.J.
    • Richardson, D.M.
    • 2009

    Biological invasions are caused by human-mediated extra-range dispersal and, unlike natural extra-range dispersal, are often the result of multiple introductions from multiple sources to multiple locations. The processes and opportunities that result in propagules moving from one area to another can be used more broadly to differentiate all types of extra-range dispersal. By examining key properties of dispersal pathways (notably propagule pressure, genetic diversity and the potential for simultaneous movement of coevolved species), the establishment and evolutionary trajectories of extrarange dispersal can be better understood. Moreover, elucidation of the mechanistic properties of dispersal pathways is crucial for scientists and managers who wish to assist, minimise or prevent future movements of organisms.