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This project aims to provide information to growers and processors about the wood properties, timber potential and likely merchantable volume of these species which are increasingly being considered for use in future forests.

Research objectives

  • To identify suitable commercial stands of these species and obtain more extensive test sample material than has previously been available to researchers.
  • To undertake wood strength, stiffness and density measurements both on small clear wood test pieces and also structural-sized timber.
  • To provide more extensive data on the wood properties and mechanical performance of these species when grown under British conditions.

Latest updates

Samples are being tested and the data are currently being analysed.

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Andrew Price

Quality Environment advisor