How much paper can one tree produce?
According to the Technical Association for Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), and the American Forest & Paper Association only about one-third of the fiber used to make paper in the U.S. is from whole trees. only trees smaller than 8 inches in diameter, or larger trees not suitable for solid wood products, typically are harvested for paper making. The remaining two-thirds is made up of residue (wood chips and scraps left behind from forest and sawmill operations), and recovered (recycled) paper.
Assume that the paper in question is typical 20lb copy paper, and it has been produced using 100 percent hardwood, measured in cords. A cord of wood is approximately 8 feet wide, 4 feet deep, and 4 feet high and weighs roughly 2 tons (15-20% water weight). It has been estimated that one cord of this wood will yield an average of 1,500 pounds of paper (300 reams).
According to the Kansas green teams website, it takes 17 trees to produce one ton of paper (no detail in this article).
According to the Trinity College in Western Australia, it takes 17 x 20 year old trees to produce 1 ton of paper. This suggests that 1 tree is equal to 22.62 reams @ 2.6 KG of the A4 80gsm copy paper.
According to the timber corporation agribusiness Investment Managers (who are encouraging landholders to plant blue gum eucalyptus trees as an investment) you can achieve 45 reams of A4 paper from a blue gum after 10 years.
A popular Paper Calculator suggests that one tree equals 14 reams of paper. To confirm this place 10 reams a week into the calculator and this equals 520 reams a year for which the calculator requires 37 trees. Their interest is to stop tree felling.
WHO KNOWS how many A4 80 GSM 500 sheet reams of paper to the "average" tree... I would suggest it depends upon the trees in question in relation to their size and paper producing qualities. The answer appears to be somewhere between 16 and 22 reams of A4 80 gsm paper per tree. How many average trees to one cord of paper producing timber as mentioned above is another interesting question.
In other words; 8,350 sheets per tree.
it depends on wha ttree you are talking about. if you say a pine tree then about 1000 pages can be made, but if it is a redwood tree than about 900000 ca nbe made since they r da biggest trees i nda world
Since trees are different sizes, it would be difficult to say how much paper comes from one tree. According to one paper manufacturer, however, a cord of wood measuring 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet-or 128 cubic feet-produces nearly 90,000 sheets of bond-quality paper or 2,700 copies of a 35-page newspaper. Visit http://www.paperonweb.com/A1011.htm for full calculations
Since trees are different sizes, it would be difficult to say how much paper comes from one tree. According to one paper manufacturer, however, a cord of wood measuring 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet-or 128 cubic feet-produces nearly 90,000 sheets of bond-quality paper or 2,700 copies of a 35-page newspaper.
A third of new paper comes from recycled paper. Another third is from waste such as sawdust and scrap from lumber mills, according to the EP so the new trees only have to produce a third of the paper. A single tree can basically produce 10,000 - 20,000 sheets of standard A4 paper so I'd imagine (assuming the tissue paper is pretty thin) a single tree could probably make around 400 sets of (100 sheets…
One would have to consider the start-up costs - surveys before tree cutting, building of roads to the area, the work required to cut and stack the trees, the trucking of the logs to the mill, the trucking of the wood chips and smaller wood to the pulp mill, the managing and transport of the 20% recycled paper required by law, and then the final product coming from the pulp mill in the form of…
Average 1 ton of waste paper could saved 17 mature trees. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees First, we have to define what a "tree" is. Let's say an average pine tree weighs a ton (2000 pounds). About half the tree ends up being usable, so that's 1000 pounds. Well a 500 page package of paper is about 5 pounds. So 1000 pounds (tree) divided by 5 pounds (ream of paper) is 200…
How much paper can be made from a tree an average tree... or from a defined amount of wood. How much of a ton of tree will become paper and how much is lost in the process?
According to the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), and the American Forest & Paper Association, only about one-third of the fiber used to make paper in the U.S. is from whole trees. only trees smaller than 8 inches in diameter, or larger trees not suitable for solid wood products, typically are harvested for papermaking. The remaining two-thirds is made up of residue (wood chips and scraps left behind from forest and…