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Title: Visual and Nondestructive Evaluation of Red Pines Supporting a Ropes Course in the USFS Nesbit Lake Camp, Sidnaw, Michigan

Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007; Duluth, Minnesota, pp. 43-48; 2008

Author(s)Allison, R. Bruce; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-MA

Abstract: On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 through Friday, September 15, 2006, forestry scientists from Michigan Technological University and their cooperators conducted decay detection tests on 10 red pines supporting a ropes course in the United States Forest Service (USFS) Nesbit Lake Camp in Sidnaw, Michigan. The Copper CountIyIntermediate School District (CCISD), Hancock, Michigan, cooperated with the USFS in providing the recreational ropes course for use by students and other groups. The purpose of the project, in addition to detecting decay, was to research the reliability of detection protocols and to compare results of the various equipment used.

Keywords: Micro-drilling, drilling, boring, pine, diseases, pests, wood defects, stress waves, acoustic properties, wood decay, defects, acoustic imaging, nondestructive testing, deterioration, testing, wood quality, red pine, tomography, standing trees, pine, decay, red pine, Pinus resinosa

File size: 590 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/21/2009

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RITS Product ID: 30798
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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