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Mechanical properties of California-grown Monterey pine


Robert A. Cockrell

Author Affiliations

Robert A. Cockrell was Professor of Forestry and Associate Forester in the Experiment Station, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 28(8):227-238. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v28n08p227. January 1959.

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Monterey pine has proved to be one of the best softwood species for lumber production in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, but has long been regarded as a poor quality timber tree in California.

Tests of several basic mechanical and physical properties were made on six California-grown Monterey pine trees. The results show that native Monterey pine compares favorably with both United States softwoods and Australian-grown Monterey pine. It is an excellent construction wood. and should be considered for forest plantations in the milder areas of California.

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Cockrell R. 1959. Mechanical properties of California-grown Monterey pine. Hilgardia 28(8):227-238. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v28n08p227
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