Using an IML-Resi drill to assess wood density in Eucalyptus globulus subsp pseudoglobulus
Denise Johnstone, Peter Ades, Gregory M Moore, Ian W Smith
AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY | INST FORESTERS AUSTRALIA | Published : 2011
Evaluating the wood density of standing trees quickly, cheaply and reliably with a minimum of damage is clearly of benefit to wood producers. In this study an IML-Resi F300S field tool, which is a constant-feed drill that measures resistance, was compared with the high-resolution SiviScan2 X-ray and image-analysis instrument for assessing wood density of Eucalyptus globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus. The IML-Resi successfully predicted average wood density but was less reliable for assessing changes in density within a single stem. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria, Australia, in providing the plantation trees used for this research.