- Mathewson, J. S.
Forest Products Laboratory, US Forest Service
The fullest utilization of our forest crop requires that the wood harvested from forests and wood lots be brought to a condition best suited to its ultimate use. One of the essential steps in securing maximum utilization is to season the stock to the proper moisture. The purpose of this bulletin is threefold: to present the general principles in drying wood, to show their application to air seasoning, and to offer suggestions for better air seasoning practices.