The fungal resistance of Norway spruce and Scots pine, thermally modified at 195°C and 210°C, was studied with a lap-joint field test. Untreated and TBTO and CCA impregnated wood materials were selected as reference materials. The evaluations were carried out after 1, 2 and 9 years of exposure. After 1 and 2 years mainly discoloration was detected. Significant differences in the decay ratings of untreated and thermally modified wood materials were detected after 9 years in the field. Thermal modification significantly increased the fungal resistance. The only wood material without any signs of decay was CCA-treated pine.
|Title of host publication||The Sixth European Conference on Wood Modification|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings, Electronic Edition|
|Publisher||University of Ljubljana|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|
|Event||The Sixth European Conference on Wood Modification, ECWM6 2012 - Ljubljana, Slovenia|
Duration: 17 Sep 2012 → 18 Sep 2012
|Conference||The Sixth European Conference on Wood Modification, ECWM6 2012|
|Period||17/09/12 → 18/09/12|
- Biological durability
- brown rot
- Norway spruce
- Scots pine
- thermal modification
Metsä-Kortelainen, S., & Viitanen, H. (2012). Durability of thermally modified Norway spruce and Scots pine in above-ground conditions. In The Sixth European Conference on Wood Modification: Proceedings, Electronic Edition (pp. 523-528). University of Ljubljana.