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Scientific and economic aspects of wood research as we look to the future of wood

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As the world's supply of non-renewable resources becomes increasingly critical, wood with its many attributes, but also with some inherent problems, has the opportunity of playing a more and more important role in meeting a wide variety of man's needs. Research and the development and utilization of research findings will be most important in determining how well wood fares in the years ahead. Those involved in the research effort must be aware of the need to select problems which if successful solutions are found can aid wood in better meeting man's needs. Also, there need be the recognition that the solution will only find use, if in addition to the problem being deemed of importance, both technical and economic feasibility to a significant degree can be demonstrated. The industrial rather than the scientific community is the final judge.

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Dickinson, F.E. Scientific and economic aspects of wood research as we look to the future of wood. Wood Sci.Technol. 10, 73–77 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00416783

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  • Scientific Community
  • Research Effort
  • Research Finding
  • Significant Degree
  • Economic Aspect