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The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges.

Gil-Moreno, David; Ridley-Ellis, Daniel; McLean, Paul

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David Gil-Moreno

Paul McLean



Abstract

Timber in Great Britain is mostly produced from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Biotic threats have led tree growers to consider the planting of a wider range of species to offer a more resilient forest. There is little information on how this will impact on domestic timber production, and the future supply of graded structural timber. Samples from some of the candidate species were tested according to standard procedures and assessed against current timber grades. Results showed that it is possible to produce timber suitable for use in construction from these species.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials
Start Date Apr 12, 2016
End Date Apr 12, 2016
Acceptance Date Apr 12, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Timber production; timber suitability; timber in construction; timber strength;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9874
Contract Date Apr 19, 2016

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