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Evaluation of wood characteristics of tropical post-mid rotation plantation Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. pellita: Part (c) Wood quality and structural properties.

Bailleres, H. and Hopewell, G. and McGavin, R.L. (2008) Evaluation of wood characteristics of tropical post-mid rotation plantation Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. pellita: Part (c) Wood quality and structural properties. Project Report. Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd, Victoria.

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Abstract

This study provides information about wood quality, structural properties, processing characterists and product suitability of wood harvested from fast-grown hardwood plantations. Wood quality attributes tested included density, extractive content, unit shrinkage, heartwood proportion and sapwood width. Structural properties tested included small clear and full section strength and stiffness, hardness, joint group, visual grade assessment and natural vibration-based grade assessment. The variation between the inner, intermediate and outer heartwood zones and the variation between provenances was also tested. Overall, the wood qualtiy attributes measured for 19 year-old E. cloeziana and 15 year-old E. pellita plantation material fall between those expected from the wood of mature, native forest trees and those found in younger plantation material of the same species.

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; red mahogany; Gympie messmate; plantation; mid-rotation; hardwood; wood quality; structural properties; Cyclone Larry; heartwood; strength; stiffness; density; shrinkage; sapwood; visual grade assessment; vibration-based grade assessment.
Subjects:Forestry > Sylviculture
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Deposited On:10 Apr 2012 02:51
Last Modified:11 Feb 2016 03:30

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