The influence of silviculture, climate and wood processing on timber quality
15 November 2011
What was the event?
This workshop presented current research work being carried out by the Strategic Integrated Research in Timber (SIRT) project and associated projects. It included research in:
- Timber grading and wood processing
- Variation in the wood quality of Douglas fir and Larch
- The impacts of climate change and alternative silvicultural systems such as continuous cover forestry on wood quality
- The significance of variation in moisture content and water movement in wood for timber distortion.
Elspeth Macdonald of Forest Research talked about the properties of wood from forests managed by continuous cover forestry. Barry Gardiner of Forest Research chaired this event.
- Adding value to French Sitka spruce (PDF-1278K)
- Cutting pattern experiment (PDF-2199K)
- Effects of drying on the dimensional stability of spruce wood (PDF-336K)
- Impact of changing climate on tree growth and wood properties (PDF-1066K)
- Impacts of transformation to an irregular forest structure on Sitka spruce timber quality: results from the Glentress trial area (PDF-3043K)
- Introduction to timber grading - the European system of machine strength grading (PDF-1352K)
- South West Douglas-fir timber quality (PDF-1883K)
- Water and wood (PDF-5610K)
Who was the event suitable for?
This was an open even which anyone could attend. This event was particularly suitable for those involved in forest management, wood processing or policy making.
Where did the event take place?
Northern Research Station
For further information please contact:
Kate Beauchamp at K.Beauchamp@napier.ac.uk or 0131 455 2955