Soft rot and bacterial decay in preservative treated eucalypt power transmission poles
L E Leightley
Bacterial type decay was observed in CCA and PCP treated eucalypt power transmission poles. Detailed observations made with the SEM revealed bacterial colonisation and decay, especially in fibres. Plug samples taken from poles throughout Queensland were examined for preservative retention and presence of soft-rot decay. The severity of decay was different according to location, retention and species.
Keywords: POLES; CCA; BACTERIA; SOFT ROT; LOCATION; RETENTION; COPPER CONTENT; EUCALYPTUS; DECAY SEVERITY; AUSTRALIA; POLE AGE; SEM