The effect of sapwood on the rate of deterioration of fence posts

IRG/WP 1277

M S Cavalcante, G A C Lopez, E S F Mucci, R G Montagna

In order to evaluate the effect of the presence of sapwood on the rate of deterioration of fence posts, 30 specimens with and without sapwood of Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus paniculata, Eucalyptus saligna and Eucalyptus tereticornis were exposed in three test sites in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The results of the inspection carried out in 1985, after 5 years of exposure, are reported in the present paper.


Keywords: FENCE POSTS; EUCALYPTUS; FIELD TEST; DECAY; TERMITES; BRAZIL; NATURAL DURABILITY; SAPWOOD; COSTS; DETERIORATION RATE

Conference: 86-05-26/30 Avignon, France


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