publication . Book . 1977

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

Palmer, E. R.; Gibbs, J. A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 1977
  • Publisher: Tropical Products Institute (TPI)
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 prod...
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