One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Timber which is left as small logs, not sawn into planks or chopped for fuel, typically taken from near the tops of trees and used for furniture.
- ‘The emergence of new markets for small roundwood and by-products is essential if the health of the forestry industry is to improve.’
- ‘Internal trade does not fall under their responsibilities, but only a portion of tropical roundwood enters international markets.’
- ‘The timber, called roundwood, is from the upper part of trees which is pulped to make paper or turned into chipboard.’
- ‘Jack runs three of his own trucks - two self-loaders for roundwood and one tractor trailer for hauling chip vans.’
- ‘‘The mill in Grand-Mere still requires 4-foot roundwood,’ he explains.’
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