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Compression wood in conifers - the characterisation of its formation and its relevance to timber quality

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00177
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 3,291,577 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,959,009 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
Compression wood is known as one of the major problems in the wood-processing industry. This project aims to increase our knowledge of the mechanisms of compression wood formation with a view to linking raw material properties to end-product performance of construction wood. The mechanisms of compression wood formation will be studied along with the impact of silvicultural processes on wood quality. The relationship between wood quality parameters and the properties of the end-product will be determined in order to meet the demands of the end-user. This research will help to integrate the entire wood chain from the primary forest production to the end-user. The output of the project will be advanced decision supporting tools in the form of predictive models linking silvicultural practice with raw material properties and the end-product performance.


Coordinator
Barry GARDINER
Forestry Commission Research Agency
Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 131 445 2176
Fax: +44 131 445 5124
E-mail: Barry.Gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


Partners
  Gero BECKER
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Institute for Forest Utilisation
Freiburg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 761 2033764
Fax: +49 761 2033763
E-mail: fobawi@uni-freiburg.de
  Jean-Michel LEBAN
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Champenoux
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 383 394058
Fax: +33 383 394069
E-mail: leban@nancy.inra.fr
  Mats WARENSJO
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 90 7869357
Fax: +46 90 7866091
E-mail: mats.warensjo@sh.slu.se
  Seppo KELLOMAKI
University of Joensuu
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 132513630
Fax: +358 132514444
E-mail: seppo.kellomaki@joensuu.fi
  Alan CROSSLEY
Natural Environment Research Council Centre of Ecology and Hydrology
Penicuik
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1314 454343
Fax: +44 1314 453943
E-mail: ac@ceh.ac.uk
  Marco FIORAVANTI
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Firenze
ITALY
Tel.: +39 055 30231269
Fax: +39 055 319179
E-mail: mfioravanti@unifi.it
  Heinrich SPIECKER
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Institut für Waldwachstum
Freiburg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 761 2033737
Fax: +49 761 2033740
E-mail: instww@uni-freiburg.de
  Robert KLIGER
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 31 7722016
Fax: +46 31 7722260
E-mail: robert.kliger@ste.chalmers.se
  Keith MAUN
Building Research Establishment Ltd
Watford
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1923 664812
Fax: +44 1923 664785
E-mail: MaunK@bre.co.uk
  Paul SIAT
Ferdinand Braun SA
Niederhaslach
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 388 487660
Fax: +33 388 509641