DEMARCATION OF JUVENILE AND MATURE WOOD OF Corymbia citriodora

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Hernando Alfonso Lara Palma Elaine Cristina Leonello Adriano Wagner Ballarin

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This paper had the objective of determining the transition regions between the juvenile and mature wood of Corymbia citriodora (Eucalyptus citriodora) of 29 years of age from the Experimental Station of Forest Science (EECFA-LCF/ESALQ-USP), located in Anhembi, in the State of São Paulo. The regions of juvenile and mature wood were characterized through anatomical studies - axial fiber length - following the recommendations of the International Association of Wood Anatomists (1989) using disks at the DBH of the trees. The measurements of fiber length were made in equipment for acquisition, diagnosis and image analysis. Five slices were made for every centimeter, in the radial direction and six fiber lengths per slice were measured, producing 30 measurements per sample region. In the total, 1740 lengths of fiber were measured in three disks that were studied. Results indicate a trend of accentuated and linear increase for the length of fibers, from the pith to 11 cm of radial of about 79%. Between 12 cm and 19 cm of the radius, fibers length remained almost constant, and from that point on, the fiber length tended to slightly increase to the bark. It can be concluded that for these trees, at this height of sampling, when the tree has 29 years of age, the extension of the juvenile wood goes up to 52% of its radius.

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PALMA, Hernando Alfonso Lara; LEONELLO, Elaine Cristina; BALLARIN, Adriano Wagner. DEMARCATION OF JUVENILE AND MATURE WOOD OF Corymbia citriodora. CERNE, [S.l.], p. 141–148, may 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/111>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019.
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Length of fibers, wood anatomy, Corymbia citriodora
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