Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2003
Wood is a fascinating material: it is a major renewable natural resource, is highly versatile, and is used in a multitude of forms throughout the world. It is the primary raw material for the wood products industry. Regardless of whether it is used in its natural form, or is converted to tiny particles during the manufacturing process, it retains a common set of properties and behaviors. In order to use it successfully, we must understand it. We know a lot about how wood is formed and about how it performs as a material. We know that wood behaves the way it does because of its structure at the cellular level.