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Evaluation of wood characteristics of tropical post-mid rotation plantation Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. pellita: Part (b) Accelerated seasoning of sawn timber.

Redman, A.L. and McGavin, R.L. (2008) Evaluation of wood characteristics of tropical post-mid rotation plantation Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. pellita: Part (b) Accelerated seasoning of sawn timber. Project Report. Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd, Victoria.

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Abstract

Drying trials were conducted using two species of plantation grown eucalypt timbers: 19-year-old Eucalyptus cloeziana (Gympie messmate) and 15-year-old Eucalyptus pellita (red mahogany). The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the drying potential of young plantation grown material using accelerated seasoning methods, a process expected to be critcal to the success of plantation hardwood products entering value added markets.

The findings are encouraging, indicating that both species can be dried using conventional drying techniques much faster than industry is currently achieving when drying native forest timber. The results suggest that there is a definite drying time advantatge in vacuum drying over conventional methods for 19-year-old E. cloeziana. The findings have shown that through careful schedule manipulation and adjustment, the grade quality can be optimised to suit the desired expectation. As this study was limited to only a small number of trials, time and quality improvements are expected to be realised for both conventional and vacuum drying methods as more research is conducted.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Forest and Wood Products Australia, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)
Projects:FWPA. PN07.3022
Business groups:Agri-Science, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission. © 2010 Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Keywords:Final Report Eucalyptus cloeziana; eucalyptus pellita; seasoning; drying; cyclone larry; mid-rotation; plantation; hardwood; drying schedule.
Subjects:Forestry > Sylviculture
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Deposited On:10 Apr 2012 02:46
Last Modified:11 Feb 2016 03:34

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