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Relative Durability of Black Locust and Shipmast Locust when Subjected to Four Wood Decay Fungi

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The wood of shipmast locust long has been considered more durable in actual service than that of the common black locust. The results of certain laboratory tests have been interpreted to indicate a similar relationship. The laboratory data now have been snbjected to an analysis of variance. This analysis shows that of the four fungi studied the difference in durability between common black locust wood and shipmast locust wood is significant only in the case of Poria incrassata and in the case of Fomes rimosus.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Duke School of Forestry

Publication date: November 1, 1938

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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