Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ring-level models for predicting wood and fibre properties of Abies balsamea. 2014. Cortini, F.; Groot, A.; Tong, Q.; Duchesne, I. 2014. Wood Science Technology 48 : 1181-1196.

Year: 2014

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35854

Language: English

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Wood and fibre properties such as wood density, microfibril angle, and modulus of elasticity are industrially relevant factors in determining the mechanical properties of wood. We developed radial ring level predictive models of these properties using balsam fir data from a long term trial in New Brunswick (Canada). The models developed accounted for most of the variability in wood density, microfibril agle, and modulus of elasticity. These equations can be incorporated into computer models, such as Optitek, that simulate mill recovery and wood properties to obtain accurate information on wood products.