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Sitka spruce for construction timber: the relationship between wood growth characteristics and machine grade yields of Sitka spruce



Sitka spruce for construction timber: the relationship between wood growth characteristics and machine grade yields of Sitka spruce



Research Information Note Forestry Commission Research Division ( 212): 4 pp.



A statistical model has been established to quantify the growth characteristics of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) that influence timber strength. The model identifies the most significant characteristics and the relative importance of each. Predictive statistical analysis indicates how these growth characteristics interact and how machine grade yields of Sitka spruce might be improved by modifying specific growth factors.

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