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The wood properties of subtropical and tropical hardwood plantation timber grown for high-value products in Australia

Harding, Kevin. and Hopewell, Gary. and Davies, Martin and Zbonak, Anton (2012) The wood properties of subtropical and tropical hardwood plantation timber grown for high-value products in Australia. Technical Report. Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

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Abstract

Wood quality and properties of plantation grown trees differ from those from mature, natural grown trees and this has implications for processing, manufacturing and product performance. The wood properties of genetically improved and syliculturally managed plantation trees are affected by their faster growth rates younger harvest age.

This report summarises the key wood properties of species that are the primary candidates for plantation forestry in the subtropical to tropical region of eastern Australia. The planned end uses for these trees vary from short-rotation pulp to high-value products such as poles, sawn timber for appearance products and engineered wood products including structural plywood and laminated veneer lumber
(LVL).

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Corporate Creators:CRC fror Forestry, Tasmania, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland
Subjects:Forestry
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 04:11
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 16:00

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