Adams, S. H. (2015). The Extractive Content of Scottish Roundwood - October 2015
Adams, S., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June). The daily cycle of moisture content expansion and contraction in UK-grown Sitka spruce trees. Paper presented at Timber 2018, London
The diameter of five dominant Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) trees at Griffin Forest (near Aberfeldy, Scotland) were monitored at two minute intervals with dendrometers betwe...
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S., & Lehneke, S. (2018). Some thresholds for grading British grown spruce to optimised strength classes using longitudinal resonance
The main commercial species in the UK and Ireland is Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), which is graded in combination with a small amount of Norway spruce (P. abies). It is typ...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S. & Lehneke, S. (2016). THINKING BEYOND THE USUAL STRENGTH GRADES – WITH EXAMPLES OF BRITISH SPRUCE AND LARCH. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of TechnologyISBN 978-3-903039-00-1
This paper summarises the processes and normative requirements involved in grading of structural timber, and outlines a number of areas in which matters may be improved, so as...
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK.
Chemically, wood structure ma...
Improving industry knowledge of timer properties and utilisation potential of 'alternative species', testing 6 different species. Disseminate and promote effectively the outputs of the programme, incl...