Wood processing

Wood processing

What happens to raw timber and what processing steps are necessary? New technologies are developing rapidly and with them the potential uses of timber as a renewable resource. 

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Utilisation of the sweet chestnut

Roasted chestnuts are a pleasure. But the fruits of the sweet chestnut are not the only thing we can use from this special tree. It also provides delicious honey and valuable wood.

Douglas fir – a timber species with potential

Native Douglas fir is a very popular species and is suitable for a variety of different purposes. However, no other commercial tree species shows so much variation in the quality of its timber. What features determine quality and how do they affect how the timber is used?

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