Wood properties of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra subsp. laricio)

Sachsse, H.; Flotho, U.

Forstarchiv 59(5): 192-195


ISSN/ISBN: 0300-4112
Accession: 002004518

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Studies were made on 18 butt lengths of Corsican pine approx. 98 yr old grown in Hesse. Data are presented on av. values and within-tree and between-tree variation in fibre length, ring widths, latewood % and wood density, and on strength properties in sapwood and heartwood. The relatively high density is attributable to a high resin content. Strength properties are slightly poorer than in P. sylvestris, but are technically completely acceptable. Timely pruning can produce wood of high value.