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It is a well-known fact that straight grain or small spirality under the bark of a mature spruce tree would reveal nothing about the spiral grain developed during the entire life of this spruce.
The second was to determine the effect of high positive spirality measured on logs, based on the percentage of rejected studs.
It should be of great interest for the sawmill industry to be able to reject logs with respect to their overly large spirality in order to improve the straightness of sawn lumber in service (at a low MC).