6. Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branches

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch6

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) Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branches, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch6

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:

  • juvenile wood, reaction wood and wood of branches;
  • formation, composition, features of wood - in stem of mature, upright trees;
  • wood formed in early (or juvenile) stages - growth of a tree stem, juvenile wood;
  • branchwood and rootwood properties - maximizing use of materials in a tree;
  • comparing juvenile and mature woods - spiral grain in juvenile wood;
  • juvenile wood, difficulty in identifying - casual observation, in softwoods;
  • reaction, response to a triggering event - reaction wood;
  • compression wood - force applied to top of a standing pole, and a bend resulting;
  • formation of reaction wood - mechanical stress, reaction wood formation;
  • branchwood, disfavored by papermakers - for its low pulp strength

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Juvenile Wood

  • Reaction Wood

  • Branchwood

  • Bark

  • References and Supplemental Reading