In the United States, most trees destined to be cut into lumber are grown in managed forests either owned by the lumber company or leased from the government. After the trees have reached an appropriate size, they are cut down and transported to a lumber mill where they are cut into various sizes of lumber.Click to see full answer. Also asked, how much lumber comes from a tree? Tree Volume Estimation In the United States, the most common measure of lumber volume is the board foot, defined as a piece of wood containing 144 cubic inches. It can most easily be visualized as a board 12 inches square and one inch thick (12″ x 12″ x 1″ = 144 cubic inches).Subsequently, question is, how long can logs sit before milling? From Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor: As a rule of thumb, there will be a measurable loss in four to six weeks of warm (over 50 F) weather. It is just a rule of thumb. Keeping this in consideration, how is wood made into planks? Particle board (often called chipboard) is made by taking the waste chips, flakes, and sawdust from a mill and forcing it under high pressure, with glue, in a mold so it sticks together to make planks and panels. Fiber-board is similar, but made with wood-pulp fibers instead of wood chips and sawdust.Are pine trees worth any money?Your large pine trees may be valuable to timber-harvesting companies that sell them for lumber. The largest trees supply a greater volume of wood that can be milled into boards, siding and framing materials.