Rapid assessment of wood density of standing tre with nondestructive methods - A review

Shan Gao, Xiping Wang, Brian K. Brashaw, Robert J. Ross, Lihai Wang

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Abstract

Assessment of the quality of standing timber has become a crucial issue in the operational value chain as forestry and the wood processing industry are increasingly under economic pressure to maximize extracted value. A significant effort has been devoted toward developing robust nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies capable of predicting the intrinsic wood properties of individual trees, stems, and logs, and assessing the value of stands and forests. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the research results in the use of increment coring, needle penetration, nail withdrawal, and micro-drilling to determine wood density of standing trees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 International Conference on Biobase Material Science and Engineering, BMSE 2012
Pages262-267
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 International Conference on Biobase Material Science and Engineering, BMSE 2012 - Changsha, China
Duration: Oct 21 2012Oct 23 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2012 International Conference on Biobase Material Science and Engineering, BMSE 2012

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Biobase Material Science and Engineering, BMSE 2012
CountryChina
CityChangsha
Period10/21/1210/23/12

Keywords

  • Pilodyn Wood Tester
  • Resistograph
  • Torsiometer
  • nail withdrawal
  • trees
  • wood density

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