From Lab Notes
Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592

Public Invited to See “The People’s Tree” and Tour the Lab

tree
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be making a stop at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) on Monday, November 10, 2014 en route to Washington, D.C., and its final destination adorning the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol throughout the holiday season... view  »
 
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Spectroscopy Research Challenges a Deadly Tree Fungus

Loblolly pine ranges from Georgia and the Carolinas to Texas but a destructive fungus is threatening this common southern softwood. Fusiform rust ... view »

Telia (spores) of Fusiform rust

All Hands on Deck to Lessen Wildland Fire Damage

Because wildland fires pose a significant societal threat, it is important to understand how to mitigate their damage. Lives and structures are at risk ... view »

Structure fire during
Waldo Canyon fire.

Science Making a Difference - Recent Research Highlights

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Research Emphasis Areas



Study Confirms Wood Vital to Green Building



Wood should factor as a primary material in green building according to a new U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory Study ...
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Termite Eradication

A search for the Holy Grail



An interview with FPL Entomologist Rachel Arango and her innovative eradication approach ... view »

Nanotechnology

Nanocellulose, Rethink Paper


The Forest Products Industry is constantly searching for ways to unlock incredible innovations... view »

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Economic use of Beetle-Killed Trees



A new strategic framework on the market-oriented use of beetle-killed trees as a way to offset forest restoration costs and utilize woody biomass... view Report ».


Moisture Management in Residential Construction Series


A video series that demonstrates construction techniques and building science principles that minimize moisture-related performance issues in the building enclosure... view » 

Wood Floor Systems in Residential Construction Series


This video series identifies construction techniques that minimize wood subfloor construction issues and highlights installation tips ... view »