Density of wood of 2­year Paulownia plantation damaged by wind in Poland

Marcin Jakubowski, Marek Dobroczyński

Abstract


The main purpose of his work was to examine a two type of wood density: basic density and green density. All the studies were carried out on a plantation grown in central Poland and damaged by tornado in summer 2017. For density tests a 36 broken plants  were used. Results show a high value of green wood density (766 kg×m-3) and very low value of basic wood density (208 kg×m-3). The coefficient of variability was a bit higher for green density (11 %) than for basic density (7.6 %). Low value of basic density is probably caused by juvenile character of wood.


Keywords


Green wood density, basic wood density, plantation, biomass production

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