Rejected wood is a log or part of a log of a merchantable dimension that has such a quantity of defects that it no longer has value for the forest industry, except for forest biomass conversion. A log or part of a log is deemed to be worthless and is rejected when the reduction of the cut of one or both ends is caused by rot in the proportion provided for in the following table:
Criteria for the rejection of a log or part of a log
|End of the log or part of the log affected by rot||Proportion of the surface of each cut reduced by rot|
| ||Softwood||Hardwood and white cedar|
|Both ends||50% and more (≥ 1/2)||66.7% and more (≥ 2/3)|
|Only one end||66.7% and more (≥ 2/3)||75% and more (≥ 3/4)|
Every log longer than 3.74 m that is not rejected on the basis of the rejection criterion for ”both ends” but that would be rejected on the basis of the criterion for “only one end”, must be bucked in two separate parts, including one 2.50 m containing the part affected by rot that will be considered rejected wood.