Third annual conference on timber properties research

6th March 2008. 09.30 – 15.30

What was the event?

The conference presented the latest results from research that is being conducted into the wood properties of home-grown Sitka spruce. Speakers from Napier University, University of Glasgow and Forest Research covered the following topics:

  • Wood properties of improved Sitka spruce
  • Effects of initial spacing on wood properties
  • Benchmarking the variation in the wood properties of Sitka spruce
  • Effects of tree age on wood properties
  • The importance of microfibril angle on the mechanical properties of wood
  • Use of acoustic NDT tools to segregate trees and logs early in the supply chain
  • Other topics as suggested by members of the forest industry.

There was also be an opportunity to discuss the current research and the future research strategy.

Conference flier (PDF-143K)

Conference agenda (PDF-109K)

Who was the event suitable for?

Wood processing industry, forest managers, researchers.

Where did the event take place?

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin EH25 9SY


For further information contact John Moore:

Tel: 0131 455 2208