Positive gas and water pressure in oaks
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): C. A. Abell; C. R. Hursh
Publication Year: 1931

Cataloging Information

  • cellulose
  • decay
  • decomposition
  • flammability
  • gases
  • hardwoods
  • plant growth
  • Quercus alba
  • Quercus coccinea
  • Quercus prinus
  • water
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 31337
Tall Timbers Record Number: 5376
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: Library has abstract only as entered in this record.
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Describes the ejection of liquid and gas under pressure following drilling of scarlet oak with an increment borer. Gases emitted from chestnut oak and white oak were inflammable. The emission of gases is related to unsound heartwood and decomposition of cellulose.

Online Link(s):
Abell, C. A., and C. R. Hursh. 1931. Positive gas and water pressure in oaks. Science, v. 73, no. 1895, p. 449.