How Much Paper in One Tree

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

How many pieces of paper will one tree make?

The Answer:

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.

This information was taken from the Boise Cascade Corporation website. The Mead Corporation website also has useful facts and information about papermaking.

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