Decay Resistance and Physical Characteristics of Wood
Authors: Southam, Chester M.; Ehrlich, John
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 41, Number 9, 1 September 1943 , pp. 666-673(8)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Various attempts have been made to find a physical characteristic of wood that would indicate its decay-resisting ability. Studies of leached heartwood and of leached and unleached sapwood of western redcedar conducted by the authors and reported in this paper showed no significant influence of either specific gravity or ring frequency on susceptibility to decay, but did indicate that leached heartwood decays more readily than sapwood, and unleached sapwood more than leached sapwood.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor of forestry, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Publication date: 1 September 1943
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