The term sawlog is a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber, processed at a sawmill . [1] This is in contrast to those other parts of the stem that are designated pulpwood . Sawlogs will be greater in diameter, straighter and have lower knot frequency.

Sawlogs most often come from the „butt end“ of the stem and are the most financially valuable part of the tree .

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