Durability of wood in the area of wood-inhabiting termites in Slovenia
This report describes a research dealing with resistance and durability of five different species of wood. The experiment was made in natural conditions in the Slovene area of wood-inhabiting termites. The results of our experimental field, which correspond to the results of the former laboratory experiments, show a very weak resistance of spruce-wood, fir-wood, and beech-wood. They also show their short durability /up to two years/, if they are exposed to all natural external influences. Pine wood shows a better resistance; the most resistant of them is oak-wood. However, the results of the experimental field indicate a possibility of prolonging the durability of these species of wood by a preventive protection made by chemicals.