Contents

  • The importance of wood technology
    • Introduction

      The products derived from wood technology and related careers are very importa...

    • Wood from the forest

      There are still small re...

    • Mechanized logging

      In an effort to get the most effective use of our forests, technology is a...

    • Transporting logs

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    • Moisture content

      In it's natural state, wood has too much moisture.  It will decay more quickly, twist and crack unless it is partially dried. Air-drying involves stacking the wood with spacers to allow air circulation.  ...

  • Wood production
    • Logging can have adverse effects on the forest if not done in a proper way..  Historic pr...

    • Reforestation

      Sustainable forest practicesnow require wood waste to be gathered and often burned....

    • Re-planted forests are thinned and spaced to promote growth....

    • The future of forestry

      In order to have a sustainable forestry, as more and more of the original forests are cut,, we will become increasingly dependent on reforested areas for future use.  These re-planted forests will often be a specific species of wood...

    • Mountain Pine beetle

      Pine beetles are a recent phenomena to forestry in North America.  Only the size of a grain of rice,...

  • Wood structure
    • The-Deciduous trees, commonly known as "hardwoods" have broad le...

    • Wood structure

      Rapid growth occurs during the spring and summer.  In autumn, as the weather changes, growth slows.  In winter, the tree is almost dormant.  This seasonal change (in both weather and growth) can be seen in...

  • How wood is utilized
    • Trees and boards

      There are more than 100 species of coniferous and more than 50 of deciduous woods in North America. Woods vary widely in colour, grain pattern and physical properties from species to species - even tree to tree.  Trees that grow at ...

    • Cabinets

      Many modern wood products are made from "Re-manufactured" wood ....

    • Wood fiber

      Wood is cellular in nature.  At a microscopic level, These cells are long and hollow. &l...

  • Manufacturing
    • Value added wood manufacturing

      Value added wood manufacturing involves increasing of the wood by a  variety of subsequent manufacturing processes. ...

  • Careers in wood technology