An in-ground natural durability field test of Australian timbers and exotic reference species. Part 2: Progress report after approximately 13 years' exposure
J D Thornton, G C Johnson, I W Saunders
The condition of heartwood specimens of Australian and exotic timber species after approximately 13 years' in-ground exposure is given. Four of the 5 test sites have a termite hazard in addition to the hazard from a range of decay fungi. Values for specimen life are given only where all replicates of a timber species have become unserviceable. Results give evidence leading to doubt about the accuracy of the tentative durability ratings previously ascribed to at least some of the species under test.
Keywords: NATURAL DURABILITY; FUNGI; DECAY; FIELD TEST; FIELD SITES; TESTING; TERMITES; AUSTRALIAN TIMBERS; STAKES; BIODETERIORATION
Conference: 83-05-09/13 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia