Forest products laboratory methodology for monitoring decay in wood exposed above ground
R C De Groot, T L Highley
Research at the Forest Products Laboratory on the durability of wood in service has included a full complement of laboratory and field tests. In this report, we present a review of past and current methods used to evaluate the condition of preservative-treated wood exposed above ground. Current protocols are described for tests on wood packaging, roofing, and dimension lumber.
Keywords: PRESERVATIVES; TREATED WOOD; FIELD SITE; OUT-OF-GROUND CONTACT; DECAY; MONITORING