The application of material selection principles uncovered eight possible alternative tree species (two deciduous and six coniferous species) to substitute Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) and potentially prevent economic loss in European forest.
Alternative wood species; Bending strength; Bending stiffness; Wood material properties; Material selection
Huber, C., Langmaier, M., Stadlmann, A. et al. Potential alternatives for Norway spruce wood: a selection based on defect-free wood properties. Annals of Forest Science 80, 41 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01206-7
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