Wood Characteristics: Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation

Wood Characteristics: Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation


This ebook bargains a extensive variety of concepts for technically adapting, dealing with and processing wooden with particular wooden characteristics.  It begins by way of discussing wooden anatomy and the final elements resulting in the formation of wooden features. the person features are then categorised into 4 groups: 1. wooden features inherent in a tree’s ordinary progress. 2. Biotically-induced wooden features. 3. Abiotically-induced wooden features. 4.  forms and motives of cracks.

New to this English version is a comparability of wooden features present in timber from the boreal, temperate and tropical weather zones. the implications exhibit a transparent courting among the results of light length, the vertical and horizontal perspective of radiation, and crown insurance and how wooden features form.

The booklet addresses all those that paintings with wooden professionally: foresters, gardeners and arborists who are looking to have the ability to detect a dwelling tree and determine its inner beneficial properties and the factors of its fashionable wooden features. in keeping with the findings defined during this publication they could ensure the best way to keep away from yes bad features, or then again the way to advertise favorable ones because the tree and stand develop. Botanists and dendrologists will learn the way wooden features come up, and the way they have an effect on residing bushes and wooden items. the wishes of wooden technologists looking to hinder adversarial wooden features from influencing wooden processing, or to reinforce favorable wooden features, also are addressed.

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