Should whole-tree chips for fuel be dried before storage?
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Should whole-tree chips for fuel be dried before storage?

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis .
Written in English


  • Wood chips.

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Statementby Edward L. Springer.
SeriesUSDA Forest Service research note FPL ; 0241, Research note FPL -- 0241.
ContributionsForest Products Laboratory (U.S.)., United States. Forest Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18017068M

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