Forestneeds

July 6, 2006

PDSETH (cont. from previous post)

Filed under: Eucalypts,Forestry Research,Hardwoods — shem kerr @ 2:46 am

These days, in a lot of societies, If you want to borrow money, the lender will want to see a buget, the cash flow forecast, and similar financial information.

If you’re a scientific researcher in New Zealand, you can go along to a funding agency with a wish list and phrases such as “we believe”, no costings no budget or financial information is required.

To futher document the DPSETH project for both growers and funders, I’m going to try to put up a timetable itemized with tasks and costs alongside. You’re going to see some gaps until this information comes in.

TIMELINE…………. TASK …………………………………………………………..COST

Now…………………Select candidate species based on these criteria:

………………………..climatic and ecological suitability;

………………………..durability; strength; appearance;

………………………..growth rate and form; cut out; growing costs;

………………………..potential market share and access; market price.

Likely candidates: E fastigata/ E obliqua D3 – 4;

……………………….E muelleriana/ E globoidea D3;

……………………….C maculata/ E pilularis D2
……………………….E microcorys/ E cladocalyx D1
Tests: Chemical: Element concentrations in core heart; outer heartwood;

……………………..sapwood; foliage; and soil

………………………Extractives type and content in heartwood

…………Physical: Strength properties

……………………..deterioration rates – biodeterioration

……………………..- radiation; erosion

……………………..determination of the extent of corewood

Trials:……. 1) Efficiencies of sawn versus knife sliced solid timber

…………….2) Non-destructive strength testing of in-ground durability trial

…………….3) Optimal silvicultural regime

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