Journal article

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF TECTONA GRANDIS GROWN IN LAOS

PX Wanneng, B Ozarska, MS Daian

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL FOREST SCIENCE | FOREST RESEARCH INST MALAYSIA | Published : 2014

Abstract

Teak is a valuable species planted in Laos, covering about 15,000 ha. The wood industries in Laos have been using teak wood harvested from different rotation ages ranging from 10 to 30 years. The optimal age of teak used for various high quality wood products is not known. The aim of this research was to assess selected physical properties, namely, density, specific gravity and shrinkage (tangential, radial and longitudinal) of plantation teak of different ages (10, 15, 20 and 25 years) grown in Laos. On average, similar values were observed between wood properties of plantation teak of different ages. The relationship between wood properties and age of trees was not apparent. This suggests ..

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