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    Author(s): Robert J. Ross; Robert H. White
    Date: 2014
    Source: USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report FPL-GTR-234, 2014
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This report summarizes information on condition assessment of in-service wood, including visual inspection of wood and timbers, use of ultrasound and probing/boring techniques for inspection, and assessment of wood and timbers that have been exposed to fire. The report also includes information on assigning allowable design values for in-service wood.

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    Ross, Robert J.; White, Robert H. 2014. Wood Condition Assessment Manual: Second Edition. USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report FPL-GTR-234, 2014

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    Keywords

    Wood, timbers, condition assessment, visual, coring, probing, ultrasound, post-fire assessment

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