Mechanical Properties of Green Wood and Their Relevance for Tree Risk Assessment

Spatz, Hanns Christof; Pisterer, Jochen
September 2013
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry;Sep2013, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p218
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which compared the mechanical properties for conifers from temperate zones and for deciduous trees from both temperate and tropical zones. It made a statistical analysis of data culled from the catalogs of Jessome, Lavers and Kretschmann. It described the mechanical properties of green wood as measured in axial direction, to reference values of its density. It showed the relation between bending strength, yield strength and compression strength.


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