Timber’s Term of the Week: Scaler



The one who measures logs with a cheat stick (aka Scale Stick) to decide the board-foot volume within a log. Scalers are the enemy of bushelers.

“The scaler pulled out that stupid cheat stick of his and said the log had only half of what I knew it has.”


Scalers use a scaler's stick to measure one or both ends of the log

Scalers use a scaler

For more information on scaling, see FSH 2409.11, the National Forest Log Scaling Handbook

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