An accurate predictive drying model is a powerful tool in schedule development, decreasing the reliance on expensive repetitive drying trials. This project updates the KilnSched drying model to allow more accurate modelling of the drying behaviour of regrowth blackbutt, jarrah, messmate, spotted gum and Victorian ash.
Younger and faster grown regrowth eucalypt forests are an increasingly important source of hardwood in Australia. The wood quality of this resource is largely unknown. This work quantifies the effect of age (or tree size) on sawing, drying and solid wood quality properties of regrowth Tasmanian messmate, Western Australian jarrah, Queensland spotted gum and Victorian silvertop ash.
This review explores influences and impediments that impact a solid products industry's ability to profitably process a plantation hardwood resource over time. That is, operating as a sustainable industry.