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Tree Bucking – Hardwood University Workshop

April 5, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Value of lumber, veneer and other wood products that come from a given tree can be significantly increased when that tree is cut to optimal log lengths. Factors that influence bucking decisions, along with economic impacts of correct and wrong bucking choices will be discussed. Click HERE for a registration form.

9:30 –   9:45  Registration and Hardwood University Program Introduction

9:45 – 10:30  Discuss hardwood tree and bark features/defects (Charlie Warner)

10:30 – 10:45  Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45  Theory of bucking trees, log grades (Rado Gazo)

11:45 – 12:30  Lunch (provided)

12:30 –   4:00  Observe, measure and practice bucking sample tree stems into logs (Dan Buchan, Don Carlson)

4:00 Conclusion


Rado Gazo is a professor of wood processing and industrial engineering at Purdue University. His recent work focuses on evaluating tree, log and lumber quality using CT, laser and image scanning research and development. Over past 30 years, Rado has worked with over 150 companies, often in consulting capacity.

Don Carlson Is working as a forester. Don is in charge of forest management and monitoring, timber sales, marking trees and logging activities on more than a dozen of Purdue University forest properties in state of Indiana.

Dan Buchan. Dan is the owner of Buchan Sawmill and Logging, Inc., established in 1985, with extensive experience in log buying and sawing.

Charlie Warner is a graduate student in Forestry at Purdue University. His recent work focuses on dendrology and evaluating tree, log and lumber quality.


April 5, 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Buchan Sawmill and Logging Inc.


Buchan Sawmill and Logging Inc.
2802 Ryan Road
New Haven, IN 46774 United States
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