5.00.00 - Forest Products
This Division includes research on the varied factors affecting the way forest plants grow and produce woody biomass and other products and the various ways the materials are used by industries and communities. Specific topics include: the microscopic and macroscopic structure of wood and its utilization; engineering properties; protection in storage and use; wood physics; drying, conversion, and performance of solid wood and wood composites in use; production of energy and chemicals from trees. It also includes research on the production, characteristics, and use of non-wood forest products, such as medicinal and edible components of forest crops. A very strong theme is the efficient and sustainable use of forests for the good of mankind.
Every four to five years the Division holds an All-Division 5 conference. The previous one took place in Vancouver, Canada; June 12-16, 2017. More information
Activities and events Unit 5.00.00
Upcoming 3 events
|2022 International Youth Forum for Wood Anatomy and 9th IAWA-China Group Annual Meeting||online and Guangzhou, China|
|All-Division 5 Conference: The Forest Treasure Chest - Delivering Outcomes for Everyone||Cairns, Australia|
|13th International Conference "Wood Science and Technology in the Third Millennium" – ICWSE 2023||Brasov, Romania|