Strength Variations and Correlations in East African Exotic Pines and Their Effect on Engineering Properties

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1970
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Paterson D. N.
Campbellt P. A.
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In 1962 Paterson reported upon a series of strength tests conducted by the Materials Testing Branch of the Ministry of Works at Nairobi, Kenya. on the two major exotic pine species Pinus radiata and Pinus patula [6]. The object of these trials was to investigate the strength of the timber at all stages of productive growth from young thinning to older mature stands. The ages tested were from 14 years to 30 years in each species. The young thinning’s showed average strength values of approximately 60 per cent of that of the mature stands, and such results led to considerable speculation as to whether young pines could be marketed at that time.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXV I (NO 1), p. 7-18