Timber Products Output
FIA conducts Timber
Products Output (TPO) studies to estimate
industrial and non-industrial uses of roundwood
in a state. To estimate industrial uses of
roundwood, all primary wood-using mills in
a state are canvassed.
Our questionnaires are designed to determine:
location, size and types of mills in a state,
and the volume of roundwood received by
product species and geographic origin. We
also determine the volume, type and disposition
of wood residues generated during primary
TPO studies report size and composition
of primary wood using industries, use of
roundwood by product, by species and by
FIA conducts logging utilization studies
to relate TPO to inventory volume. This
is done by visiting a cross-section of logging
operations in a state to characterize the
sites logged, trees cut, products taken,
and residues left behind.
here to run the TPO Reporting Tool.