Mould growth and permeability in relation to wet-storage
J Bjurman, E L Holappa
The positive influences of wet-storage of roundwood to avoid attack by blue stain fungi and insects and to avoid cracking of wood during storage are well documented. Comparatively little information is, however, available on the effects on microbial susceptibility of the material after the storage period. The permeability of the wet-stored and the non-wet-stored material was determined. Wood blocks cut from the wet-stored and the non-wet-stored material were tested for mould susceptibility at an RH of 95%. The mould growth was measured indirectly.