Preliminary tests on the use of several tree species for plywood production.
Tests were conducted on a variety of species to assess their suitability for plywood manufacture. Data are given on drying, peeling, mechanical characteristics of veneers produced, and physical and mechanical characteristics of plywood panels. Generally, all plywoods were suitable for structural use, particularly those from denser woods. Species tested were: from natural forests, Acer pseudoplatanus, Carpinus betulus, Tilia cordata, Fagus sylvatica (imported from France), Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula, Populus tremula ; from plantations in Italy, Pinus pinea, P. strobus, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Quercus rubra, 4 Populus clones; and ornamental trees, Aesculus hippocastanum and Platanus acerifolia.