IRG/WP 12-10770

The Significance of Natural Durability of Croatian Mediterranean Wood Species for their Traditional and Present Protection Methods and Use

2012 - R Despot, M Hasan

The aim of this article is to contribute to the better cognition of the protection and use of some most important Croatian autochthonous Mediterranean wood species. Their traditional use and protection are observed by two aspects. The first one is the presence of these species in the Croatian Mediterranean regions for many centuries, and the long tradition of their use, regardless of their natural durability. The second aspect is the fact that most of the mentioned species have no particular technical and commercial value; respectively most of these species do not have sufficient natural durability and desirable permeability.

Keywords: Croatian Mediterranean wood species, natural durability, permeability, traditional woodworking, wood protection

Conference: 12-05-06/10 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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