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This project provided information for growers and processors about the merchantable volume and wood properties of these four species


Material from each of the four species was obtained in different growing regions of the UK. Forest stands were even-aged single species plantations. Assessment were made on standing and felled trees to quantify merchantability, and timber samples were collected and tested to provide information about the grade determining wood properties.

Related investigation

  • Influence of knots on wood properties
  • Potential of a terrestrial LiDAR to measure tree characteristics
  • Non-destructive assessment of the wood stiffness of standing trees.

Findings and Recommendations

See report below

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