- Unit for Field-based Forest Research, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Ulvcrona, Thomas; Flaete, Per Otto; Alfredsen, Gry
Various oils can be used to lower the equilibrium moisture content and increase the service life of Scots pine wood products. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of the lateral wood zone on the brown rot resistance of untreated and linseed oil-impregnated Scots pine wood in a laboratory test (EN 113). Significant differences were found in the mean mass losses of treated and untreated specimens taken from three lateral heartwood zones, but not between specimens taken from sapwood. The treatment had no significant effect on sapwood, although it seems to have some positive effect on the durability of heartwood, apparently due to interactive effects with the high extractives contents of heartwood.
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
2012, Volume: 70, number: 5, pages: 771-773