InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Naturally Durable Wood Species for Repair and Rehabilitation of Aboveground Components in Covered Bridges

This project has three main objectives:
1. Assess field performance of naturally durable wood species in accelerated aboveground field tests in high and moderate decay hazard zones
2. Assess effectiveness of chemical extractives from naturally durable wood species in laboratory tests against decay fungi and termites
3. Characterize chemical components of extractives that successfully inhibited decay fungi and termites for potential development as green wood preservatives