SIRT Timber Research Update Seminar
Pictured above, at the event, is Dan Ridley-Ellis.
A very interesting update was held on 17th November 2017, with presentations by the following:
Mike Jarvis (Glasgow Uni) - Managing twist and other forms of distortion
Mike Yerbury (Egger, Glasgow Uni) - Understanding moisture content variation within trees and roundwood
Paul McLean (Forest Research) - Modelling moisture in wood PhD
Sam Henderson (Surrey Uni, Forest Research) - Moisture Cracking of Trees
Dan Ridley-Ellis (Napier Uni) - Timber grading update (partnership with NUI Galway, Douglas-fir, developments in grading standards) and demonstration of the Brookhuis MTG
Helge Hansen – Overview of CSIC and tour of the centre
Steven Adams (Napier Uni) Alternative species / Sawmill survey
Paul McLean (Forest Research) Update on FR fast growing species / Benchmark density / Alternative Species PhD
Dan Ridley-Ellis (Napier Uni) Details on grading standards, implications and opportunities
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