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    Samples of southern yellow pine outer bark and wood were tested in compression to determine values for modulus of elasticity, stress at proportional limit, and maximum crushing strength. Results reported here resolve inconsistencies in the compressive strength data previously reported by others for pine bark. Testing of solvent-treated bark blocks suggests that although extractives are present in significant amounts, their contribution to the mechanical properties is minimal.

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    Eberhardt, Thomas L. 2007. A reassessment of the compressive strength properties of southern yellow pine bark. Forest Products Journal, Vol. 57(4): 95-97

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