Preventing sinkage of western hemlock, Best practices guide

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Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
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Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trees
Moisture content
Water
Transport
Series Number
Special Publication ; SP 538
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885890
ISSN
19250509
Abstract
Hemlock can have higher moisture content than most other native trees, causing them to sink. Hemlock lumens have large pits (valves) that allow easy transport of water into the wood. Bigger rings = bigger lumens. Younger hemlock or hemlock tops are more susceptible to sinking. The bigger the rings the more likely to take on water.
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