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Economic Botany Section

Barber, V. [1], Dawe, J. [2], Levings, Katy [3].

The Alaskan Wood Handbook.

Wood plays an important part in the success of Alaskans to survive and thrive in a sometimes inhospitable climate. Other than a few floras geared to identifying trees in the field, there is not a single descriptive source that specifically targets the Alaskan woods. A wood handbook for the trees of Alaska will be compiled starting in the summer of 2010. Targeting woody plants that have a dbh (diameter at breast height) of four inches or more, it will contain updated distribution maps, microscopic and macroscopic interactive keys, chemical information, and mechanical characteristics.

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1 - University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, 533 E. Fireweed, Palmer, AK, 99645, USA
2 - University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, 905 Koyukuk Dr, Rm. 303, PO Box 757200, Fairbanks, AK, 99775, USA
3 - University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dept of Forest Sciences, PO Box 72700, Fairbanks, AK, 99775, USA

Keywords:
wood identification
wood chemistry
structural characteristics
Alaska.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall A/Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PEN001
Abstract ID:446


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