10. Durability and Protection

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch10

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Durability and Protection, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035

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Keywords:

  • durability and protection;
  • wood and wood-based products - as building materials, and decay;
  • biological agents, causes of wood deterioration - from fungi;
  • mature plantation pine sawtimber damage - Hurricane Katrina in 2005;
  • fungi, degrading wood - decay, soft-rot, stain or mold fungi;
  • few species, as water-conducting or dry-rot fungi - transportation affected;
  • bacterial degradation of wood products - limited in scope;
  • wood products, in use - infestation by termites and beetles;
  • protection against subterranean termites - areas of low or moderate attack;
  • modern treating processes - differential pressure, in forcing preservative into wood

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fungi

  • Bacteria

  • Insects

  • Marine Borers

  • Heat and Fire

  • Weathering

  • Preservation

  • References and Supplemental Reading