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Heartwood and sapwood in eucalyptus trees: non-conventional approach to wood quality

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Author(s):
Cherelli, Sabrina G. [1] ; Sartori, Maria Marcia P. [2] ; Prospero, Andre G. [3] ; Ballarin, Adriano W. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Engn Rural, Rua Jose Barbosa de Barros 1780, BR-18603970 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Prod & Melhoramento Vegetal, Rua Jose Barbosa de Barros 1780, BR-18603970 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Fis & Biofis, Rua Prof Dr Antonio Celso Wagner Zanin S-N, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 90, n. 1, p. 425-438, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

This study evaluated the quality of heartwood and sapwood from mature trees of three species of Eucalyptus, by means of the qualification of their proportion, determination of basic and apparent density using nondestructive attenuation of gamma radiation technique and calculation of the density uniformity index. Six trees of each species (Eucalyptus grandis-18 years old, Eucalyptus tereticornis-35 years old and Corymbia citriodora-28 years old) were used in the experimental program. The heartwood and sapwood were delimited by macroscopic analysis and the calculation of areas and percentage of heartwood and sapwood were performed using digital image. The uniformity index was calculated following methodology which numerically quantifies the dispersion of punctual density values of the wood around the mean density along the radius. The percentage of the heartwood was higher than the sapwood in all species studied. The density results showed no statistical difference between heartwood and sapwood. Differently from the density results, in all species studied there was statistical differences between uniformity indexes for heartwood and sapwood regions, making justifiable the inclusion of the density uniformity index as a quality parameter for Eucalyptus wood. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/18704-1 - Heartwood and sapwood in Eucalyptus: influence of species and age on the technological properties.
Grantee:Sabrina Galetti Cherelli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master