14 September 2021

Trees and the nature of wood

Location: Online
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Organiser: TRADA

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.
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