Biological durability and moisture dynamics of Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

2022 | journal article; research paper. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​Brischke, C., Bollmus, S., Melcher, E. & Stephan, I. (2022). ​Biological durability and moisture dynamics of Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana). Wood Material Science and Engineering, ​1​-11​. ​doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17480272.2022.2101941 

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Authors
Brischke, Christian ; Bollmus, Susanne ; Melcher, Eckhard; Stephan, Ina
Abstract
Numerous non-native tree species are given attention with respect to the reforestation of calamity areas in Europe. Among them, several species may form durable wood which can be used for outdoor applications, but differences in wood durability are expected between original and European growth sites. This study aimed at examining the biological durability against wood-destroying fungi and water permeability of German-grown Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana). The heartwood of both wood species was assigned to durability class 4 (DC 4, less durable) in soil contact and DC 1–4 (very to less durable) against wood-destroying basidiomycetes. However, according to the Meyer-Veltrup model, their material resistance dose was notably higher compared to the reference species Norway spruce (Picea abies), and the resulting service life of above ground structures should be a multiple of the reference.
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2022
Journal
Wood Material Science and Engineering 
Organization
Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie ; Burckhardt-Institut ; Abteilung Holzbiologie und Holzprodukte 
ISSN
1748-0272
eISSN
1748-0280
Language
English
Sponsor
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100005908

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