Western red cedar extractives associated with durability in ground contact

  title={Western red cedar extractives associated with durability in ground contact},
  author={Paul Ian Morris and Rod Stirling},
  journal={Wood Science and Technology},
Western red cedar (WRC) is well known for its natural durability. However, the roles of all the extractives that may be associated with this durability are not fully understood. The literature primarily credits the thujaplicins, with a lesser role for the lignans; however, previous work has identified highly durable material with low thujaplicin content. To elucidate the relative importance of various extractives, the decay resistance of WRC stakes at four test sites was compared with data on… Expand

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