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Abstract

Chestnut timber in the province of Florence: wood properties and forest products industries.

Abstract

Chestnut [Castanea sativa] timber supplies in central Italy do not satisfy (quantitatively or qualitatively) demand by local forest products enterprises. An analysis was carried out, and possible solutions are suggested. The conversion of chestnut coppice to high forest was not seen as a long-term solution. The utilization of aging coppice supplies for laminated wood products is recommended.