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Title: Effect of tree-growth rate on papermaking fiber properties

Source: 61st Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition : Gold Coast, Australia, 6-9 May 2007 : proceedings. Carlton, VIC : Appita, c2007: ISBN: 9780975746928: Pages 415-422

Author(s)Zhu, Junyong; Vahey, David W.; Scott, C. Tim; Myers, Gary C.

Publication Year: 2007  View PDF »

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Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Measurements of wood density and anatomical properties of wood disks were conducted by SilviScan (CSIRO Australia) and a new imaging technique. The disks included red pine obtained from a never-thinned experimental forest with five different plantation densities and Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine (one normal growth and the other suppressed growth) both supplied by a sawmill. The results indicated that the effect of tree-growing conditions can be effectively characterized by radial annual growth rate. Growth suppression produced wood with less distinction in wood density, tracheid radial diameter, and wall thickness between earlywood and latewood.

Keywords: Pulping, red pine, wood anatomy, wood density, papermaking, fibers, Douglas fir, tree-rings, tree farms, stand density, thinnings, ring profiler, small-diameter timber, smallwood, smallwood, small timbers, SilviScan, tracheids, lodgepole pine, wood fibers, red pine, suppressed growth

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RITS Product ID: 1739
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zhu, JunYong
Research General Engineer

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