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A Guide to the Use of Urban Timber



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ISBN 9781848062306
Published November 5, 2012 by IHS BRE Press
60 Pages 41 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations

 
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An authoritative guide to using timber culled from the UK’s urban timber resource (street, park and urban woodland trees). This BRE Trust report provides guidance on the selection and identification of high value stems, processing, drying, transport, storage and the logistical problems associated with felled material. The report aims to promote the use of many common and exotic urban tree species for high-value solid wood products rather than processed for firewood, chipped to produce mulch or sent to landfill.
The report provides guidance on how local authorities can maximize the value of timber produced in towns and cities and encourage them and other organisations to develop best practicable options for using solid wood produced during normal maintenance procedures.

Table of Contents

1. Material and Species Availability  2. Assessing Stems for Timber Production  3. Value-added Growth Features  4. A Sawmill Perspective  6. Timber Dimensions, Measurement and Material Grading  7. Wood Drying  8. Air Drying  9. The Kiln Drying of Timber  10. Kiln Drying Processes  11. Drying Schedules  12. Problems Associated with Wood Drying  13. Calculating Value  14. Identifying Prospective Markets  15. Appendix: Species List and Wood Property Information

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Senior Consultant, Building Technology Group, BRE, UK