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Use of the pilodyn for estimating outer-wood density in standing trees

Use of the pilodyn for estimating outer-wood density in standing trees

Arboretum Kornickie 39: 207-214

Both pilodyn readings and wood samples were taken from a group of 50 species of deciduous and coniferous trees in Poland and their specific gravity calculated. The correlation between wood density and pilodyn penetration depth was highly significant (r=-0.86). The standard deviation of penetration was 2.7 mm.

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