Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 1-32
  3. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 33-71
  4. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 72-131
  5. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 132-156
  6. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 157-188
  7. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 189-217
  8. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 218-248
  9. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 249-290
  10. Bruce J. Zobel, Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    Pages 291-310
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-363

About this book

Introduction

Wood is the usual end product of a forestry operation. Because of its importance, numerous studies have been made relative to wood prop­ erties, the causes of wood variation, and how best to develop wood for desired products. There is voluminous literature related to these subjects, but it is neither well known nor appreciated by foresters because the publications are often not available or are not well understood by the forester or by those who use the wood. Frequently, the literature is confusing and contradictory, making it difficult for the nonspecialist to use what information is available. In order to produce and use wood efficiently, the variation pat­ terns within trees, among trees within species, and among species must be understood. This also requires some knowledge of the causes of variation and the effects of different wood properties upon utiliza­ tion. The information about variation patterns, their causes, and con­ trol and effect upon the product must be known by the tree grower, the tree breeder, and the tree harvester as well as by those who ultimately convert wood into a final, salable product.

Keywords

Plantation growth tree wood

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce J. Zobel
    • 1
  • Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Zobel Forestry Associates, Inc.RaleighUSA
  2. 2.Reforestation DepartmentTexas Forest ServiceCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Forest Science Department, Texas Agricultural Experiment StationTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74069-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74071-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74069-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8563
  • About this book