Scientific paper

Basic Density of Some Hardwood Species Grown in Malawi

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 153, issue 1, 1990 , pages: 12–17
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1990.9629026
Author(s): Gabriel, B.J. Chapola, Malawi, MzomaR. Ngulube, Malawi

Abstract

Wood density of 18 hardwood species of age 5 to 8 years from nine different sites was evaluated. Average density varied significantly between species and ranged between 300 and 700 kg/m3, Radial wood density showed a general increase from pith outwards. No specific pattern in axial variation was observed, although density values at tree mid-height were generally high in most species.

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