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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


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Since 1910, the FPL has contributed significantly to the conservation of forest resources, enhanced forest management, and the economy of the Nation.

One of our most popular publications is the Wood Handbook, first issued in 1935. This publication has been revised several times, with the centennial edition issued on June 22nd, 2010. The content of the Wood Handbook is based on decades of general research on wood along with engineering and studies of wood products.

Along with the Wood Handbook, our website has assisted many customers in finding answers to their wood related questions. We now have over 5,200 publications available which may be retrieved using one of multiple means.