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Wood anatomy

Zen Trowel

The cellular structure of wood is responsible for its properties, appearance, and variability - within a single tree, between trees, and between species. Wood anatomy is the study of how the xylem (the woody part of the tree) develops, how cell walls are built, and their role in the tree. An understanding of anatomy helps to further understand the properties of the wood - its strengths and weaknesses.

Wood anatomists might work in Botany Departments, Forestry Departments or Building Research Establishments, focusing on different aspects of wood structure, and come together at International conferences, notably those organised by the International Association of Wood Anatomists and IUFRO.


8 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Association for Tree-Ring Research
  2. Commercial timbers: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval
  3. Compression wood in conifers
  4. COST Action E50. Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)
  5. IAWA Journal
  6. International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA)
  7. Lund University - Laboratory for Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology
  8. Wood anatomy of Central European species