Damage to wooden marine structures in the United States is conservatively estimated at $500 million annually. About half of this damage is below water, where marine borers invade untreated and improperly installed pressure-treated piles and timbers. Above water, decay fungi and insects exact their toll, because poor construction practices make wood vulnerable to attack. The report discusses research at the Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University, which is helping to reduce wood deterioration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Sea Grant College Program
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Heising, G D
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORESU-R-79-011, NOAA-79120412
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM