Journal article

Potential of Veneer Peeled from Young Eucalypts in Laos

B Belleville, Adam REDMAN, Phouluang Chounlamounty, Vansy Phengthajam, Si Xiong, Latsamy Boupha, Barbara Ozarska

BioResources | North Carolina State University | Published : 2018

Abstract

In Laos and neighboring countries, opportunities exist for the production of engineered wood products such as plywood and laminated veneer lumber to supply the rapid growth of construction, furnishing, and joinery activities. The objective of the present study was to assess the potential of peeling fast-growing high-yielding pulpwood from managed eucalypt stands in Laos for veneered products. Eucalyptus pellita, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, and eucalypt clone K7 (E. camaldulensis × E. deglupta) stands were characterized based on veneer quality and recovery. The influence of log position, log geometry, and other log traits during recovery were also investigated. The selected taxa achieved green ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for funding through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) program, Project No. FST/2016/151. Gratitude is extended to the Faculty of Forestry, at the National University of Laos for technical support and Mekong Timber Plantations Ltd. for harvest and supply of material used in the study. Special thanks to Mr. Outhit "Tony" Sayavong for his assistance with experimental and coordination activities.