Timbers 1 (book with CD-ROM)

This book and CD-ROM describe the timber trees of tropical Africa. Through the use of review articles, this volume deals with 511 primary use timber species belonging to a selection of 25 botanical families.
The remaining timbers will be included in volume 2.

Timbers 1 (book with CD-ROM)


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  • Author:Getachew Desalegn Yilma Published:15-05-2015

    I have read potential and commercial importance of the timbers species introduced from abroad and gown in Ethiopia from the CTA Publications. These species are matured but quality data has been needed to use them rationally. I got very good base line information and prepared two Mega Research Projects Proposals in 2014 and 2015 with colleagues where I am the principal investigator. The 2014 Research Project entitled “Quality characterization and appropriate utilization of selected timber species” and the research work started in July 2014. Now we are characterizing the quality of Gmelina arborea. The 2015 Research Project entitled “Characterizing alternative timber species for industrial applications “. This Project has been approved for funding and the research work will be started in July 2015. Myself and our staff are using these books as references.