Northeast Bioenergy Webinar: Social vs Physical Availability of Wood

Presented by Brett Butler, USDA Forest Service, Amherst MA

The availability of wood, be it harvested for sawlogs, pulpwood, biomass or other products, is constrained by social and biophysical factors. Knowing the difference between social and biophysical availability is important for understanding what can be realistically extracted. Dr. Butler will discuss the factors influencing the availability of wood from family forests and the magnitude of the reduction of wood availability based on these factors.

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