Lake States Aspen Report No. 12
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lake States Forest Experiment Station
Utilization of aspen for pulpwood, excelsior bolts, veneer logs and lumber has increased steadily during the past 10 years. This was particularly true during the war years when, because of the scarcity of other timber, aspen entered many new phases of utilization. In the lumber field alone the wider acceptance of aspen has been reflected in an increase in the annual production from 67 million board feet in 1941 to 152 million board feet in 1946. It is estimated, however, that aspen stands in the Lake States can provide an annual cut of at least 300 million board feet of lumber.
Panshin, A.J. 1950. Dimension stock and other uses of aspen. Lake States Aspen Report. 12.