By Robert R. Archer
Although over forty years have handed considering Jacobs (1945) convincingly demonstrated the fundamental radial development of residual development rigidity in turning out to be bushes, but this phenomenon continues to be no longer broadly liked in wooden technological know-how and expertise circles. this is often even if the presence of those stresses of tremendous magnitudes has lengthy been well-known as a major reason for shakes and splits in logs in addition to the warping of lumber sawn within the eco-friendly . The presentation of the topic of development stresses in bushes offers a few certain difficulties as a result wide selection of experts who in all probability may need an curiosity within the topic. for instance, tree physiologists attracted to questions reminiscent of the relation of mechanical tension to stem taper and the position of response wooden and gravity forces in deciding on tree crown shape stumble upon development tension versions. Silvi culturists drawn to the relation ofthinning practices to wooden caliber locate that wooden houses are correlated with progress pressure degrees that are in flip considerably replaced by means of slicing practices. wooden techno logists drawn to the relation of residual development rigidity gradients in eco-friendly logs to the dimensional caliber of sawn and pro lumber are compelled to take a extra quantitative method of the impact of progress stresses than could have been the case within the past.
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3), the outer growth layer reflects the situation in the inner layers as to the absence or presence ofTW. This was the case for most of the 73 trees (Trenard and Gueneau 1975) where "in 13 cases (4% of the cross-sections) the data for the outer growth ring and for the aggregate of growth rings do not agree". Surface Strains and Reaction Wood Fig. 11. Relation between measured rnicrostrains and the number of observed cross-sections with or without tension wood. aree Mlcrostrains The highest strain levels in the entire study were recorded in trees numbered 1045 and 1069.
Directions versus height in tree. 11. Average values for growth strain, growth stress, modulus of elasticity, and basic density at three heights in five trees of Eucalyptus regnans. iii .. n ~ .... 47 2,000 :X: .. i0 1,500 Cl ~ z i5 :;;) .... 5 z 1,000 g 500 0 5 20 15 10 25 35 30 40 HEIGHT, FEET ABOVE GROUND Fig. 19. Correlation between longitudinal surface growth stress and height in tree for the three species combined (ash, oak, hickory) (total of nine trees involving 36 measured values). "' ....
All of the trees were over 100 years old. 4 Silvicultural Practice and Surface Strains in Eucalypts In a study which paralleled for eucalypts the earlier study (Ferrand 1982c) for beech, Ferrand (1982d) examined the variation in magnitude of surface strains in several silvicultural trials of Eucalyptus delegatensis and E. nitens near Melbourne, Australia. He found that simple silvicultural practices could modify surface strain levels in young forests. The strains appear to be clearly related to stand density and the lowest strain levels occur when the trees have no competition.
Growth Stresses and Strains in Trees by Robert R. Archer