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- Simic, Karlo; Gendvilas, Vilius; O’Reilly, Conor; Harte, Annette M.
- Holzforschung 2019 v.73 no.2 pp. 139-149
- Picea sitchensis; acoustics; bending strength; models; modulus of elasticity; prediction; trees; wood; Ireland
- ... In Ireland, most structural timber from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis [Bong.] Carr.) is machine graded into C16 strength class. However, timber from early thinnings is mostly used for non-structural applications. There is an increased demand for structural timber, and timber from young trees could contribute to wood supply. However, this timber has lower mechanical properties than mature timber. ...