Sampling Plantation Eucalypts for Wood and Fibre Properties

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Written to help the forest industry assess wood quality by using non-destructive samples taken from specific points within a tree.

This book was written to help the forest industry assess wood quality by using non-destructive samples taken from specific points within a tree. It is the first compilation of research data on sampling of eucalypts, describing new methods and tools for rapid and cost-effective analysis. + Full description

The book provides information needed to design a sampling program, obtain and process wood samples, and shows how to relate the data to an average tree value.

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ePDF | January 1997
ISBN: 9780643105287
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Available from eRetailers

ePUB | January 1997
ISBN: 9780643105973
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Features

  • Preliminary model for the estimation of whole-tree property values from a single sampling point
  • Description of within-tree variation of various properties in several eucalypt species
  • Discussion of issues involved in modelling property variation; and outlines of sampling procedures
  • Summary of existing knowledge as literature reviews

Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Wood properties of interest in plantation productivity
  • Productivity
  • Wood quality
  • Development of sampling strategies
  • Wood density
  • Fibre dimensions
  • Microfibril angle
  • Vessel size and frequency
  • Pulp yield
  • Emerging technologies for wood quality determination


Chapter 2. Sampling - purpose, accuracy and cost
  • Methods of sampling
  • Reasons for sampling
  • Accuracy and sample size
  • Sample size required for different traits
  • Relative costs of sampling methods and analyses


Chapter 3. Models of within-tree variation
  • Conceptual patterns of variation
  • Developing mathematical models
  • Influence of sampling strategy
  • Applying the model
  • Overview


Chapter 4. Within-tree variation and sampling point correlations
  • Density
  • Fibre dimensions
  • Vessel coverage
  • Near-infrared predicted kraft pulp yield
  • Physiological sources of variation


Chapter 5. Sampling protocol
  • Necessary site data
  • Getting the sample
  • Sample storage


Chapter 6. Tools for rapid and cost-effective analysis of wood properties
  • SilviScan-1
  • SilviScan-2
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy for pulp yield

Appendices
References
Glossary