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Round timber - Piles, Poles and Girders

Round timber is a term applied to all timber products supplied in log form. It represents one of the most efficient forest resources as minimum processing is required from forest to end product. In many instances it is stronger than sawn timber, because as the tree grows, imperfections such as knots are reinforced by natural fibres which maintain the strength. This guide describes applications for round timber products – and in particular, piles and poles.

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