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The suitability of plantation thinnings as vineyard posts.

McCarthy, K.J. and Cookson, L.J. and Mollah, M. and Norton, J. and Hann, J. (2005) The suitability of plantation thinnings as vineyard posts. Project Report. Forest and Wood Products Research and Develoment Corporation, Australia.

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Abstract

The aim of this project was to investigate the suitability of thinnings from a range of plantation species for use as vineyard posts. The hardwood plantation species examined were Eucalyptus grandis, E. globulus, E. pilularis, E. dunnii, E. cladocalyx and Corymbia maculata, while Acacia mearnsii was obtained from natural regrowth. The softwood plantation species were P. elliottii, P. radiata and Araucaria cunninghamii. Variables examined included: three air drying regimes; microwave conditioning of E. grandis and E. globulus; two preservative treatments for hardwoods (alkaline copper quaternary compound (ACQ) and pigment emulsified creosote (PEC)); and two preservative treatments for softwood species (ACQ and, for Pinus radiata copper chromium arsenic (CCA)). A further aim was to install treated posts in commercial vineyards for demonstration purposes. From an earlier trial of three hardwood species treated with PEC, demonstration posts previously installed were also to be inspected annually for three years, and any movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from the posts monitored.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Funders:The FWPRDC is jointly funded by the Australian forest and wood products industry and the Australian Government.
Projects:FWPA: PN02.3900
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission. © 2010 Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Keywords:Final Report ; Plantation timber; vineyard post; thinning; hardwood; softwood; air drying; microwave conditioning; preservative treatment.
Subjects:Forestry
Deposited On:15 Mar 2012 07:00
Last Modified:11 Feb 2016 03:41

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