Wood Variation pp 189-217 | Cite as

Wood Properties Affected by Environmental, Biological, and Other External Agencies

  • Bruce J. Zobel
  • Johannes P. van Buijtenen
Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)


As has already been mentioned several times in this book, anything that changes the growth pattern of a tree can affect wood properties. This was emphasized by Paul (1959) and many others, who showed that differing environmental conditions can result in the production of wood with varying properties. In 1962 (Anon 1962) TAPPI published Monograph No. 24 with 883 references, related to the effect of environmental and genetic factors that would affect pulpwood quality. Only a few of these references are repeated in this chapter.


Specific Gravity Wood Property Growth Stress Basic Density Wood Quality 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce J. Zobel
    • 1
  • Johannes P. van Buijtenen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Zobel Forestry Associates, Inc.RaleighUSA
  2. 2.Reforestation DepartmentTexas Forest ServiceCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Forest Science Department, Texas Agricultural Experiment StationTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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