The second session of the Fundamentals of timber series is ‘Trees and the nature of wood’.
It will be presented by Phil O’Leary, Technical Manager, at BM TRADA, and covers:
- What is a tree and how do its growth strategies affect its properties?
- Basic cell structure.
- Nomenclature and classification.
- What is in a name? E.g. Softwood, hardwood, evergreen, trade name, commercial name, local name.
- Timber species – common commercial and not so common.