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Accurate estimation of log MOE from non-destructive standing tree measurements

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Kumar, C., Psaltis, S., Bailleres, H., Turner, I., Brancheriau, L., Hopewell, G., Carr, E. J., Farrell, T. and Lee, D. J. (2021) Accurate estimation of log MOE from non-destructive standing tree measurements. Annals of Forest Science, 78 (1). p. 8. ISSN 1297-966X

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-021-01031-w


A novel non-destructive method has been developed to predict modulus of elasticity (MOE) of logs using measurements taken from cores extracted from discs. The trees were felled and cut into logs to allow validation of our method; however, similar results would be obtained if the cores were extracted from standing trees. The method shows that a single core from breast height is sufficient to predict MOE of logs, allowing early grading and sorting of logs for optimal use and processing.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:The Open Access datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the University of the Sunshine Coast research data bank: https://doi.org/10.25907/00001
Subjects:Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Forestry > Conservation and protection
Forestry > Exploitation and utilization
Live Archive:18 Feb 2021 03:07
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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