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  1. Snow damage is problematic when cultivating bamboo shoots, and “Uradome”, the practice of removing the tips of new shoots, is used as a preventative measure. Producers perform “Uradome” at empirical times, but...

    Authors: Yuka Furusawa and Tatsuya Ashitani
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:38

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:50

  2. This study examined the influence of moisture content (MC) on NO2 sorption ability of cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) wood using the specimens with different MCs. Four MC conditions were applied, namely 0%, 8.6%, 12...

    Authors: Miyuki Nakagawa, Shuichi Kawai, Kozo Kanayama and Kenji Umemura
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:37
  3. Bamboo has been widely used as a load-bearing material in construction; however, there are limited studies on the stability of slender original bamboo columns. Based on the experimental investigation of thirty...

    Authors: Yuhan Nie, Yang Wei, Linjie Huang, Ying Liu and Fenghui Dong
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:36
  4. We conducted our research with the aim of determining whether the “egumi” taste of moso-bamboo shoots differs depending on the production area and how the “egumi” taste of bamboo shoots from Yamagata Prefectur...

    Authors: Yuka Furusawa, Hitoshi Nakamura and Tatsuya Ashitani
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:35
  5. Three-point bending tests were performed on specimens of glued laminated timber with different specimen heights to failure to determine the relationship between specimen height and bending strength under tensi...

    Authors: Shigefumi Okamoto, Nobuhiko Akiyama, Noboru Nakamura, Kenji Aoki and Masahiro Inayama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:33
  6. This article aims to investigate the contact characteristics of mortise and tenon (M&T) joints in the traditional timber structures. In particular, the normal embedded compressive contact between contact surfa...

    Authors: Qifang Xie, Baozhuang Zhang, Lipeng Zhang, Tiantian Guo and Yajie Wu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:31
  7. This study has quantified basic wood density and various types of wood shrinkage in relation to initial spacing (or initial planting density) and tree growth based on a 48-year-old black spruce (Picea mariana) sp...

    Authors: Shu Yin Zhang, Haiqing Ren and Zehui Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:30
  8. Monomeric C6-C2-type lignin model compounds with a p-hydroxyphenyl (H), guaiacyl (G), syringyl (S), or p-ethylphenyl (E) nucleus (1-phenylethanol derivatives) were individually oxidized by MnO2 at a pH of 1.5 and...

    Authors: Shirong Sun and Tomoya Yokoyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:29
  9. The paper proposes the use of microwave irradiation to lower the initial moisture content of wood chips. The study involved willow and fir chips fractionated by means of a sieve separator and unfractionated as...

    Authors: Monika Aniszewska, Krzysztof Słowiński, Ewa Tulska and Witold Zychowicz
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:28
  10. This study investigates the physiological responses and subjective perceptions of touching wood. In particular, it focuses on their respective relationships with the amount of heat transfer across the hand–mat...

    Authors: Yuko Tsunetsugu and Masaki Sugiyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:27
  11. Bamboo is now widely used in construction, papermaking, textile, furniture and other fields because of its renewable, fast-growing, high-strength, high-yield and easy processing. However, compared with wood, b...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Hao, Qiuyi Wang, Yihua Wang, Xin Han, Chenglong Yuan, Yu Cao, Zhichao Lou and Yanjun Li
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:26
  12. This study attempts to clarify thermodynamic quantification on interaction between poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and wood-derived cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) obtained by aqueous counter collision (ACC) method. Aq...

    Authors: Gento Ishikawa and Tetsuo Kondo
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:25
  13. Wood anatomical traits of xylem are the characteristics of tree rings at cellular and subcellular scales providing important insights on structural features and their linkage to the environment. Therefore, stu...

    Authors: Sudip Pandey
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:24
  14. In this study, the out-of-plane shear strength of hybrid cross-laminated timber (CLT) with outer layers of hinoki (hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa) and inner layers of sugi (Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japon...

    Authors: Seiichiro Ukyo, Atsushi Miyatake, Kenta Shindo and Yasushi Hiramatsu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:23
  15. Subalpine conifers are highly sensitive to climatic changes. In these trees, the intra-annual dynamics of cambial activity and phenological process in xylem development are closely associated with climatic con...

    Authors: Jun-Hui Park, En-Bi Choi, Hong-Chul Park, Na-Yeon Lee and Jeong-Wook Seo
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:22
  16. The hot-disk method is a transient method for the measurement of thermal properties. This method can measure both the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity in a short time for isotropic materials. To es...

    Authors: Kei Maeda, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Kohta Miyamoto and Tatsuya Shibusawa
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:20
  17. The thermal degradation reactivities of cellulose and hemicellulose are substantially different in Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica, a softwood) and Japanese beech (Fagus crenata, a hardwood). Uronic acid and...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Eiji Minami, Mohd Asmadi and Haruo Kawamoto
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:19
  18. Although wood cross sections contain spatiotemporal information regarding tree growth, computer vision-based wood identification studies have traditionally favored disordered image representations that do not ...

    Authors: Sung-Wook Hwang and Junji Sugiyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:18
  19. Taiwania (Taiwania cryptomerioides Hayata) has long been regarded as a living fossil from the Tertiary period of Mesozoic Era for its distinguished yellowish-red color with purplish-pink streaks presented in its ...

    Authors: Nai-Wen Tsao, Shih-Chang Chien, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo and Sheng-Yang Wang
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:16
  20. Increased wood density is obtained by compressing the wood porous structure under suitable moisture and temperature conditions to improve its physical, mechanical and color properties. A recently proposed wood...

    Authors: Alex Cencin, Michela Zanetti, Tiziana Urso and Alan Crivellaro
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:15
  21. Inspired by the use of rift-sawn softwood board for covering curved surfaces in Kokerabuki, a traditional Japanese roofing method, we investigated the flexural anisotropy of wood caused by its end-grain orient...

    Authors: Sung-Wook Hwang, Hiroshi Isoda, Takafumi Nakagawa and Junji Sugiyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:14
  22. Low permeability of wood causes problems during drying of timber. This study evaluated the effects of microwave (MW) pretreatment on the conventional drying behavior and mechanical damages of Chinese fir lumbe...

    Authors: Xiang Weng, Yongdong Zhou, Zongying Fu, Xin Gao, Fan Zhou and Jinghui Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:13
  23. The microtensile properties of mechanically isolated compression wood (CW) and opposite wood (OW) tracheids of Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) were investigated and discussed with respect to their structure...

    Authors: Zhu Li, Tianyi Zhan, Michaela Eder, Jiali Jiang, Jianxiong Lyu and Jinzhen Cao
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:12
  24. It is important for civil engineering applications to investigate resistance to wood decay in aqueous environments. DNA from microorganisms inhabiting logs (groynes) that had been used for about 15 years as a ...

    Authors: Nanako Ishiyama, Sakae Horisawa, Tadashi Hara, Makoto Yoshida and Ikuo Momohara
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:11
  25. We investigated the effect of ultrasonic treatment on Malas (Homalium foetidum) gas permeability and sound absorption coefficient using the transfer function method. Results showed a longitudinal average Darcy pe...

    Authors: Chun-Won Kang, Eun-Suk Jang, Nam-Ho Lee, Sang-Sik Jang and Min Lee
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:10
  26. We performed an analysis using isoelectric focusing to comprehensively clarify the isozyme composition of laccase derived from Japanese lacquer tree, Toxicodendron vernicifluum. When water extracts of acetone pow...

    Authors: Mariko Takano, Masaya Nakamura and Masanobu Tabata
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:9
  27. Various design codes and design proposals have been proposed for glued laminated timber beams with round holes, assuming that the entire beam is composed of homogeneous-grade timber. However, in Japan, glued l...

    Authors: Shigefumi Okamoto, Nobuhiko Akiyama, Yasuhiro Araki, Kenji Aoki and Masahiro Inayama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:8
  28. This work concerns basic research on the concept of wood hardness in a sense similar to Brinell or in the modified sense of Monnin. The experimental part of this article is based on research carried out on bee...

    Authors: Grzegorz Koczan, Zbigniew Karwat and Paweł Kozakiewicz
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:7
  29. This study examines a simple estimation method for the measurement of the mass of an on-site log through a vibration test. In this method, rather than the log itself, a cut end portion is weighed. For this pur...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Kubojima, Satomi Sonoda and Hideo Kato
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:6
  30. Over the past few decades, the sustainable forest area in China has increased remarkably, with 2400 million cubic meters of eucalyptus produced in 2018 in Guangxi which is the largest plantation area in China....

    Authors: Koji Murata, Mao Nakano, Kaoru Miyazaki, Norihiko Yamada, Yoshihiro Yokoo, Kuniharu Yokoo, Kenji Umemura and Masashi Nakamura
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:5
  31. The thermal reactivities of cellulose and hemicellulose are significantly different in cell walls when compared with isolated components and differ in Japanese cedar (softwood) and Japanese beech (hardwood). U...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Eiji Minami and Haruo Kawamoto
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:3
  32. To understand the fuel characteristics of a waste shiitake mushroom bed derived from hardwood chips, the moisture content at the time of disposal and after 1 month, as well as its calorific value, ash content,...

    Authors: Noboru Sekino and Zhuoqiu Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2021 67:1
  33. In this study, further research on an enzymatic hydrolysate-ammonium dihydrogen phosphate (EHADP) adhesive was carried out. Appropriate hot pressing conditions were clarified by measuring the bond strength of ...

    Authors: Zhongyuan Zhao, Di Wu, Caoxing Huang, Min Zhang, Kenji Umemura and Qiang Yong
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:85
  34. To study the force–displacement relations of bolted timber joints with slotted-in steel plates, we performed a monotonic loading test parallel to the grain on 24 specimens. The influences of the bolt diameter,...

    Authors: Yingyang Liu, Yixuan Wang, Yiming Zhang, Minghui Chen and Xizhe Nie
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:83
  35. Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) wood powder impregnated with Fe3+ ions was carbonized using one-step and two-step procedures, and the iron-loaded charcoal was examined using Mössbauer and Raman spectrosco...

    Authors: Takayuki Yamagishi, Shigeru Yamauchi, Kyoko Suzuki, Tsutomu Suzuki, Yasuji Kurimoto, Tsutomu Takayama and Yoichi Sakai
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:82
  36. The aim of the study was to develop a simple and cost-effective method to improve thermal insulation and hydrophobicity of wood. Herein, we attempted to use commercially available silica aerogel powders suspen...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Yutian Zhang, Tuhua Zhong, Zhihui Wu, Xianxu Zhan and Jiaoyou Ye
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:81
  37. A non-phenolic C6-C2-type lignin model compound with the β-O-4 bond, 2-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-1-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanol (I), was acidolyzed in aqueous 82% 1,4-dioxane containing HBr, HCl, or H2SO4 with a concent...

    Authors: Qiaoqiao Ye and Tomoya Yokoyama
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:80
  38. The purpose of this study is to analyze the pore structure for the heartwood, intermediate wood, and sapwood sections in three species of softwood (hinoki, Douglas fir, and hemlock) and to investigate the corr...

    Authors: Eun-Suk Jang, Jee-Hoon Yuk and Chun-Won Kang
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:78
  39. Wood is usually stable under relatively dry conditions but may still undergo slow deterioration. The type of deterioration and how these processes affect the wood are important questions that need consideratio...

    Authors: Amir Ghavidel, Anna Scheglov, Volker Karius, Carsten Mai, Asghar Tarmian, Wolfgang Vioel, Viorica Vasilache and Ion Sandu
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:77
  40. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and neurological disorder from beta amyloid (Aβ) peptide is regarded as a cause of Alzheimer's disease. In this study, the authors evaluate Aβ toxicity ...

    Authors: Yoshie Yamaji, Tokumitsu Wakabayashi and Hisayoshi Kofujita
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:76
  41. To utilize woody waste for the inhibition of harmful algae, we examined the growth inhibitory activities of sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) bark powder against Microcystis aeruginosa, which is a cyanobacteria species...

    Authors: Yuri Suzuki, Tomoyuki Johuchi, Hiromi Saijo, Koetsu Takahashi and Tatsuya Ashitani
    Citation: Journal of Wood Science 2020 66:75

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