Monthly Archive:: July 2015

21 Jul 2015

MeMoWood 2013. Wood properties: future needs, measurement and modelling.

By Francis COLIN, Marie Pierre LABORIE & Mathieu FORTIN 1 Challenges regarding wood Wood products differ from other manufactured products by the fact that they originate from raw material developed in forest trees, according to complex biological
18 Jul 2015

Variations in the natural density of European oak wood affect thermal degradation during thermal modification

Thermogravimetric analysis, performed on small samples of earlywood (EW) or latewood (LW), indicated that earlywood is more susceptible to thermal degradation than latewood. These results suggest a direct relationship between wood density (which depends on the EW/LW
13 Jul 2015

Modeling the above and belowground biomass of planted and coppiced Eucalytpus globulus stands in NW Spain

Equations were developed for predicting above- and below-ground biomass of planted and coppiced Eucalyptus globulus in NW Spain. This is the first published work considering site effects on aboveground biomass andpredicting root biomass, for this species in
5 Jul 2015

Annual meeting of the editors of Annals of Forest Science: new challenges for a journal in forest and wood sciences.

The editors of Annals of Forest Science met at Nancy, Thursday July 2, 2015. During the meeting, they exchanged ideas with the current Publisher, Springer, and with several specialists of Scientific and Technical Information from Inra, CNRS
4 Jul 2015

Hardwood seedling establishment below Aleppo pine depends on thinning intensity in two Mediterranean sites

Aleppo pine stands can be made more resilient to disturbances such as forest fires, by introducing native and resprouting hardwood species. Pine density impacts seedling establishment by modifying resource availability and abiotic stress. Under Mediterranean conditions, moderate
4 Jul 2015

Influence of site, storage and steaming on Eucalyptus nitens log-end splitting

Log-end splitting is one of the single most important defects in veneer logs. We show that log-end splitting in the temperate plantation species Eucalyptus nitens varies across sites and within-tree log position and increases with time in
4 Jul 2015

Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of Ips typographus (L.) to trans-4-thujanol—a host tree volatile compound

Spruce trees emit significant amounts of trans-4-thujanol, but the amount of this compound in bark decreases with tree age. Trans-4-thujanol acts as an efficient repellent for the bark beetle Ips typographus. Abstract The spruce bark beetle, Ips
1 Jul 2015

International Workshop on Forest Science Publishing, 14-16 October 2015, Helsinki

IUFRO Working Party 9.01.06 on Forest Science Publishing, 14-16 October 2015, Helsinki, Finland The International Workshop on Forest Science Publishing will be the first activity of the new Working Party of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research