Susceptibility of Populus x euramericana ‘I-214’ of Spanish origin to xylophagous attacks: durability tests for its possible inclusion in European standard

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Title Susceptibility of Populus x euramericana ‘I-214’ of Spanish origin to xylophagous attacks: durability tests for its possible inclusion in European standard
Creator Spavento, Eleana
Murace, Mónica
Acuña, Luis
Monteoliva, Silvia Estela
Troya, Mª Teresa
Description Aim of study: to assess the natural durability of Populus x euramericana ‘I-214’ against xylophagous fungi and termites, and to carry out a macro-microscopic analysis of the alterations caused by each xylophagous agent in order to get the necessary information for its possible inclusion in existing European standards.Area of study: A 20-years-old commercial plantation Populus x euramericana‘I-214’ located in Quintanilla de Sollamas (42° 36′ 00″N - 05° 49′ 00″ W), Spanish community of Castile-LeonMaterial and methods: material sampling and selection was carried out following EN 350:2017 for commercial sawn timber. Poplar resistance to xylophagous basidiomycete, soft rot fungi and subterranean termites was determined according to CEN/TS 15083-1:2005, CEN/TS 15083-2:2005 and EN 117:2012, respectively. The durability and use classes were estimated according to EN 350:2016 and EN 335:2013, respectively. The anatomical studies were carried out with Optical and Scanning Electron Microscope. Material characterization was carried out by reference to Anagnost (1998) and Schwarze (2007).Main results: ‘I-214’ poplar wood proved to be “Not-durable” to the action of basidiomycetes, soft rot fungi and termites, use classes 1-2, and showed macro-microscopic evidence of these types of decay.Research highlights: the information obtained in this study would allow the inclusion of clone I-214 in the standard EN 350 and its explicit classification within it.Keywords: wood-decay fungi; termites; EN 350.Abbreviations used: TM: test material; RM: reference material; RH: relative humidity; ML: mass loss; mi: initial dry mass; mf: final dry mass; DC: durability class; OM: Optical Microscope; SEM: Scanning Electron Microscope; TS: transverse section samples; LS: longitudinal section samples; CI: robust confidence intervals; F: fibre; V: vessel; h: hole; t: erosion trough; R: radial parenchyma cell; ep: erosion pitting; Fc: fungal colonization; fr: fracture; c: cavity; b: bore hole; m: mycelium.
Publisher INIA
Date 2019-09-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Forest Systems; Vol 28, No 2 (2019); e008
Forest Systems; Vol 28, No 2 (2019); e008
Language eng
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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