How much wood would… if a CPU chip were made of wood?

How much wood would a CPU chip manufacturer ship if a CPU chip were made of wood?

The answer to that seldom-asked question appears to be contained, more or less, in a June 17, 2015 report called “Researchers Develop Biodegradable Wooden Computer Chips,” in Tech Briefs. This photo accompanies the report, which says:

In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.

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Thanks to investigator Don Bockinfeld for bringing this to our attention.)