Blue stain in lumber industry and losses caused by cutting methods

In this study, it is aimed to determine the waste and productivity losses of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) logs that were exposed to blue stain degradation. In this context, a total of 39 timber production processes were analyzed in 7 different lumber managements using prism cutting and sharp cutting method. The main product yield and additional processing requirements were determined for flawed and flawless logs in blue stain damage. As a result of the study, it was determined that the blue stain degradation decreased the main product efficiency by 17% in the prism cutting method and by 33% in the sharp cutting method. Statistically significant differences were discovered between the efficiency values obtained as a consequence of cutting flawed and flawless logs with prism and sharp cutting methods. In addition, additional processing requirements were determined in the sharp mowing method.