Trees For Log Harvest Have Oval Trunks

Question From: G. Makus - New Jersey, United States
Q: Hi, was looking at the diameter of my trees for log harvest. Noticed they are not really round. More like an oval. guessing more wood produced to resist predominant wind direction somehow. Also wonder if the trees are too big will they produce bad lumber.

A: Gary, I have no expertise in harvest lumber. Google to see if there is some sort of association or a college program dedicated to it. To my limited knowledge, bigger is better when it comes to trees for lumber, but I suppose it depends on the end use. I have an antique five-board chest that is valued because of the width of boards it is made from. They are no longer available. Best Nancy and thanks for visiting