•Nesogordonia papaverifera is an evergreen
tree on base-rich soils and comes from the
family sterculiaceae with trade name
danta (Hall & Swaine, 1981).
•Holarrhena floribunda (“sese”) comes
from a family Apocynaceae
(Hall & Swaine, 1981).
•These species are among the important
commercial tropical timber species in Ghana
Problem and justification of the study
•Branch is an important wood resource with many applications. It represents between 25-32% of the total wood volume (Hilton, 2001).
•But there is the neglect of the use of branchwood for structural applications due to unknown branch characteristics of most wood species.
•Little is known from literature, about the bio-chemical and mechanical properties across the components and tissues of N. papaverifera and H. floribunda.