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A tree with a diameter of 20 inches and a length of 42 feet of usable wood generates roughly 260 board feet.

Tree killers!

A typical 2,000-square-foot house, which requires 26,700 board feet to build, would mean using 102 trees of that size, according to the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Similarly, a 4,000-square-foot home would require cutting down 204 of such trees.