Wood science and engineering

Date Published

6 September 2022

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This summary highlights research and development work that we believe will be of interest to members, and provides an insight into future developments for the timber industry – a ‘crystal ball gaze’ into the future.

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The first five articles summarise research projects presented at the 10th International Conference on Wood Science and Engineering (ICWSE), which took place on 5-7 November 2015 in Brasov, Romania.

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When the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl exploded in 1986, it devastated the land and people of Belarus with radioactive fallout, contaminating a quarter of the country. A new timber chapel commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of that terrible event, which forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes and land and settle elsewhere.

The Royal Botanic Garden, established in 1670 as a physic garden, is now a worldrenowned centre for plant science, research
and education.