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Title: Effects of silviculture practices on engineering properties of northern hardwood species of the Great Lakes Region: a literature review

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-269. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 17 p.

Author(s)Dickinson, Yvette ; Wang, Xiping ; Wiedenbeck, Jan ; Ross, Robert J.

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: This report summarizes technical and scientific literature on the relationship between silvicultural practices and engineering properties of wood from northern hardwood species grown in the Great Lakes Region. Knowledge of engineering properties is critical to the utilization of hardwoods in engineered wood products, including but not limited to wood composites and mass timber. In addition, this review revealed the following: (a) fundamental property information from research studies conducted in the early 20th century exists for many hardwood species indigenous to the Great Lakes Region; (b) several research studies have been conducted on the effects silvicultural practices have on tree form, log quality, and growth rate; (c) there is relatively little information regarding the effects silvicultural practices have on engineering properties in these species.

Keywords: Silviculture; Wood; mechanical properties; engineering properties; hardwoods

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/05/2019

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RITS Product ID: 94909
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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