CHARACTERISATION OF STEM AND BRANCH WOOD OF NESOGORDONIA PAPAVERIFERA AND HOLARRHENA FLORIBUNDA SPECIES FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

•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  (TIDD, 2017

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.

Aim of the Study

•To characterize the bio-chemical and mechanical properties across the components and tissues of N. papaverifera and H. floribunda  in order to increase the efficiency of its utilization.

 

 

Type of Work: 
Thesis
Stage: 
Ongoing