Enhanced termite resistance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) solid wood by phenolformaldehyde treatment

Gascon Garrido Patricia, Militz Holger, Mai Carsten, Thévenon Marie-France. 2015. Enhanced termite resistance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) solid wood by phenolformaldehyde treatment. Wood Research, 60 (6) : pp. 873-880.

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Abstract : In order to assess the resistance of phenol-formaldehyde (PF) modified wood to subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes), laboratory no-choice tests following the standard EN 117 (2013) were performed for 8 weeks. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) sapwood specimens were modified with low molecular weight PF-resin in two concentrations. After vacuum-pressure impregnation and curing, the wood specimens were subjected to an accelerated aging test according to the standard EN 84 (1997). Five replicates per each concentration group were exposed to termites as well as unmodified wood. Following exposure, the specimens were evaluated for termite damage using a visual rating system and mass losses were also recorded. All treated samples showed higher resistance to termites than the controls. After testing period, 100 % termite mortality was found for modified wood. PF-resin treatment significantly reduced the feeding activity of termites and the mass losses caused.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Préservation du bois, Pinus sylvestris, Résistance aux organismes nuisibles, Reticulitermes flavipes, Formaldéhyde, Produit de préservation du bois

Mots-clés libres : Phenol-formaldehyde, Modification, Termite resistance, Reticulitermes flavipes, Evaluation visuelle, Perte de masse

Classification Agris : K50 - Processing of forest products
H01 - Protection of plants - General aspects
H10 - Pests of plants

Champ stratégique Cirad : Hors axes (2014-2018)

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Gascon Garrido Patricia, Georg August University of Goettingen (DEU) - auteur correspondant
  • Militz Holger, Georg August University of Goettingen (DEU)
  • Mai Carsten, Georg August University of Goettingen (DEU)
  • Thévenon Marie-France, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR BioWooEB (FRA)

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