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Pulping characteristics of Pinus caribaea from Fiji: The effect of rate of growth

Pulping characteristics of Pinus caribaea from Fiji: The effect of rate of growth

Palmer, E. R. and Gibbs, J. A. (1977) Pulping characteristics of Pinus caribaea from Fiji: The effect of rate of growth. Tropical Products Institute (TPI), London, UK. ISBN 0859540758

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Abstract

Samples of Pinus caribaea Mor. var hondurensis Barr. and Golf. from Drasa and Seaqaqa in Fiji were sub-divided so that they represented the fastest and slowest growth rate on each site. It was found that the fast growing trees yielded approximately twice the volume of wood yielded by the slow growing trees. There were no significant differences in apparent wood density or chemical composition, in pulp yield or ease of digestion by the sulphate process or in the characteristics of the unbleached pulp. In the absence of better information on which to base a selection programme, the limited evidence of this trial indicates that the best policy for the forester producing pulp wood is to adopt methods and to make selections to obtain high volume production.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © Crown copyright 1977. Note on publisher affiliation: Tropical Products Institute (TPI) is a predecessor of the Natural Resources Institute (NRI). The NRI has been a specialist research and teaching institution of the University of Greenwich since 1996.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pulp, characteristics, Pinus caribaea, Fiji, growth, dnesity, pine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12045

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