Accession Number : AD0709718

Title :   NATURAL DECAY RESISTANCE OF 30 PERUVIAN WOODS.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Highley,T. L. ; Scheffer,T. C.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Thirty Peruvian species of possible commercial significance were evaluated by soil-block testing for resistance to decay fungi. The tests indicated that 25 percent of the species would be resistant or highly resistant for use in contact with the ground and that 50 percent of the species would be resistant or highly resistant for use above ground. Decay resistance was found to be substantially correlated with the specific gravity of the various species. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, *FUNGUS DETERIORATION), (*PERU, WOOD), TROPICAL DETERIORATION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), DAMAGE, WEAR RESISTANCE, WEIGHT, CLASSIFICATION, RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY), STATISTICAL DATA, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE