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Measuring Timber – as remembered in a poem by member Nicky Cowman

Hornbeam, Holly, Hickory, Beech
Twenty seven you give for each
Oak and Walnut, Apple and Pear
Twenty eight to the ton will bear
Thirty feet for Elm and Plane
Sycamore, Chestnut, Cherry the same
Alder, Birch and Poplar tree
group together at thirty three
Nearly all the Firs and Pine
Come together at thirty nine
Lastly and its really time
Think of forty feet for Lime
A class to itself in Ash you`ll find
Thirty two please bear in mind

(Cubic feet per ton of dry timber)