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Wood properties and uses of larch in Great Britain

McLean, Paul; Ridley-Ellis, Dan; Price, Andy; Macdonald, Elspeth

Authors

Paul McLean

Andy Price

Elspeth Macdonald



Abstract

This report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of larch timber in Great Britain, drawing on information from a range of published and unpublished studies. It is written for forest scientists, engineers, wood processors and end users of wood products who are seeking to determine the potential end uses of larch. The report is divided into three parts: (1) the distribution of larch, including introduction of different species into Great Britain and the current extent of the resource, (2) the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of larch wood and their variation, and (3) the suitability of larch timber for different end products.

Report Type Research Report
Online Publication Date Apr 5, 2024
Publication Date Apr 5, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 6, 2024
ISBN 9781839150272
Keywords larch, larix, wood science, forestry
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/3587694
Publisher URL https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/publications/wood-properties-uses-larch/