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Physical and mechanical properties of saligna eucalyptus grown in HawaiiAuthor(s): C.C. Gerhards
Source: Res. Pap. FPL-23. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1965: 12 pages
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionPhysical and mechanical properties were determined for saligna eucalyptus (Eucalyptus saligna, Smith) grown in Hawaii. In comparison with wood of the same species grown in Australia, saligna eucalyptus grown in Hawaii was lower in density, shrinkage, and compressive strength parallel to grain; it was about equal in strength in bending and shear; and it was stiffer. Compared to commercially important Mainland species, saligna eucalyptus grown in Hawaii is considered exceptionally stiff and the green wood is stronger than average for its density: however, strength of air- dry wood and hardness of green and air-dry wood are considered about average for the density.
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CitationGerhards, C.C. 1965. Physical and mechanical properties of saligna eucalyptus grown in Hawaii. Res. Pap. FPL-23. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1965: 12 pages
KeywordsSaligna eucalyptus, physical properties, mechanical properties, Hawaii, Eucalyptus saligna
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