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Wood quality - what can we learn from cell-wall chemistry?

Authors: Philip J. Harris, Clemens M. Altaner
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2014, Issue N.Z.J.For. 59(4) 2015, pp 18-22, Jan 2015
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: Compression wood is chemically different from normal, opposite and flexure wood. Based on these chemical differences, we have investigated several techniques that could potentially be developed into methods that could be used in commercial situations to identify and segregate compression wood. The leading contender is near infrared spectroscopy.