Further Notes On The Susceptibility Of Wood To Termite Attack

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1952/1953
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Kemp,P. B.
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In a previous number of this journal (Kemp, 1951) a method was described for comparing the susceptibility of different types of wood to termite attack. While at Amani, the opportunity was taken to expose a further sample of local trees. Small pegs, 30 cm. in length, were driven into the ground in valley woodland on red soil, and examined after eight months. The results were assessed as before by allotting a score to each log according to the degree of attack by termites. Un attacked = 0, slight attack = 1, much attacked = 2, almost consumed = 3. From these results the following list was compiled:--
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 18, p. 90-92