Chip Debarking of Several Western Species
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Research Note NC-164. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Discusses processing and conditioning treatments before and aftger compression debarking of western hemlock, Douglas fir, red alder, and bigleaf maple. Bark removal and wood recovery from red alder far exceeded the other species tested. Approximately 90 percent of the wood fiber input was recovered at a residual bark content of less than 2 percent by weight.
Keywordsbark removal; wood chips; compression debarking; wood recovery; benefiction
Hillstrom, William A. 1974. Chip Debarking of Several Western Species. Research Note NC-164. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station