Heartwood formation and natural durability - a review

@inproceedings{Schimleck2002HeartwoodFA,
  title={Heartwood formation and natural durability - a review},
  author={Laurence R. Schimleck and Barbara Lachenbruch Gartner and Jeffrey J Morrell},
  year={2002}
}
This paper reviews recent literature on the formation of heartwood and on the components that affect natural durability. It includes discussion about the function of heartwood in living trees, factors influencing the natural durability of heartwood, the process of heartwood formation, and variations in heartwood quantity and quality. Heartwood formation is a regular occurrence in tree stems, and heartwood may have many different properties from sapwood, including natural decay resistance. A… CONTINUE READING

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