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Measuring wood quality in standing trees--a reviewAuthor(s): Mark Rudnicki; Xiping Wang; Robert J. Ross; R. Bruce Allison; Kevin Perzynski
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-248. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThis report summarizes a state-of-the-art review conducted on the topic of field measurement of the quality of wood in trees. The foundation science of micro-resistance drilling and acoustic-based techniques for use with woody materials is presented, and use of these techniques for the detection of biodeterioration in wood is discussed. Quantification of the physical and mechanical properties of wood, in standing timber, is reviewed. Studies designed to examine the use of these techniques with trees are summarized, and a list of commercially available technologies that use these techniques is presented.
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CitationRudnicki, Mark; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Allison, R. Bruce; Perzynski, Kevin. 2017. Measuring wood quality in standing trees--a review. General Technical Report. FPL-GTR-248. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 p.
KeywordsDecay, nondestructive evaluation, stiffness, trees, wood property, wood quality
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