Recent advances in the machining of lesser-used species

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 22:44

Over exploitation of the commercial wood species has led to a fast decline or degradation of the tropical forest. It is expected that efficient utilization of the lesser-used wood species would improve sustainability of the tropical timber resources and reduce negative ecological impacts. These objectives can be achieved if appropriate technologies for processing the lesser-used wood species are developed. It is also expected that some of the recent advances in machining of the commercial wood species would be applicable to the lesser-used wood species. This paper highlights some of the recent advances in wood machining with emphasis on sawing and planing.

Responsible party
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)
Funding bodies
International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)
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