The influence of site on longitudinal fluid uptake by Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) in relation to within tree trends in wood density

USTA İ., Hale M.

International Conference on Wood in Construction Industry-Current Trends, Zagreb, Croatia, 11 April 2003, pp.13-18 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Zagreb
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-18
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Since density may have a direct influence on permeability, and because density is a factor under genetic control, this study examines the interactions of site, longitudinal fluid uptake and basic wood density. In addition, its variability both within trees and between sites is examined. The vertical variation (from 1 to 3m height) in density and permeability was plotted at defined points.