Effect of Invisible Decay on Deterioration of Untreated Oak Ties and Posts

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There has been some question whether the presence of incipient decay in cross ties or other products used in moist situations hastens their rate of decay. The present study indicates that infected wood deteriorates somewhat more rapidly than sound wood when used under similar conditions.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant pathologist, Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: February 1, 1943

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