A review of heartwood properties of Tectona grandis trees from fast-growth plantations

  title={A review of heartwood properties of Tectona grandis trees from fast-growth plantations},
  author={R{\'o}ger Moya and Brian Bond and Henry Quesada},
  journal={Wood Science and Technology},
Teak (Tectona grandis L. f) has been introduced to reforestation programs in many tropical countries for timber production. The use of teak plantations has changed the supply from large-diameter logs to small-diameter logs featuring a higher proportion of juvenile wood and more knots. Generally, the teak from fast-growth plantation is harvested after 15–30 years of growth, with logs ranging from 12 to 30 cm in diameter. The goal of this work was to review the factors that influence the… CONTINUE READING
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