resistance of wood to decay - June 1974

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Biological decomposition of wood depends upon environmental conditions but much can be done to avoid serious degrade. It Is essential to recognise the symptoms of decay and the environmental conditions liable to create the symptoms. The important aspect is the selection of the right timber or the right treatment so as to eliminate decomposition.

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