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Selected mechanical and physical properties of Chinese tallow tree juvenile woodAuthor(s): Todd F. Shupe; LEslie H. Groom; Thomas L. Eberhardt; Thomas C. Pesacreta; Timothy G. Rials
Source: Forest Products Journal, 59(4): 90-93
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionChinese tallow tree is a noxious, invasive plant in the Southeastern United States. It is generally considered a nuisance and has no current commercial use. The objective of this research was to determine the moduli of rupture (MOR) and elasticity (MOE) of the stem wood of this species at different vertical sampling locations. Three Chinese tallow trees were felled and cut into bolts before sampling along the east and west radial directions. It was found that Chinese tallow tree has sufficient bending strength for low to medium structural uses. Tree, bolt, and sampling direction were all found to be significant sources of variation for the MOR and MOE data.
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CitationShupe, Todd F.; Groom, LEslie H.; Eberhardt, Thomas L.; Pesacreta, Thomas C.; Rials, Timothy G. 2008. Selected mechanical and physical properties of Chinese tallow tree juvenile wood. Forest Products Journal, 59(4): 90-93
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