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    Author(s): J.M. Linton; H.M. Barnes; R.D. Seale; P.D. Jones; E. LowellS.S. Hummel
    Date: 2010
    Source: Bioresource Technology. 101(15): 6242-6247
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    Finding alternative uses for raw material from small-diameter trees is a critical problem throughout the United States. In western states, a lack of markets for small-diameter ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta ) can contribute to problems associated with overstocking. To test the feasibility of producing structural composite lumber (SCL) beams from these two western species, we used a new technology called steam-pressed scrim lumber (SPSL) based on scrimming technology developed in Australia.

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    Linton, J.M.; Barnes, H.M.; Seale, R.D.; Jones, P.D.; Lowell, E.C.; Hummel, S.S. 2010. Suitability of live and fire-killed small-diameter ponderosa and lodgepole pine trees for manufacturing a new structural wood composite. Bioresource Technology. 101(15): 6242-6247.

    Keywords

    steam-pressed scrim lumber, structural composite lumber, lodgeple pine, ponderosa pine, static bending

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