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8th Year Inspection of the Canadian Treated Wood at Jinju Field Testing Site Reveals No Surprise

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

April 3, 2018

The inspection of the Canadian treated wood samples for ground contact and ground proximity test was conducted on March 9, 2018 in collaboration with Professor Jong-Bum Ra of the Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTEC), an expert and scholar on wood preservation, and Canada Wood Korea at the field testing site in Jinju located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

The inspection found all the samples made from refractory wood species from Canada, Western Hemlock and White Spruce, are all in excellent condition showing no sign of damage by decay or termite attack after almost 7 and a half years since they were first installed while untreated controls are deteriorating by decay and termite attacks.
The samples were treated with ACQ or CA to the Canadian standards CSA O80 for Residential Product Groups C and D and the field testing site was set up in the fall of 2010.