Tepa Wood Description
It has a straight trunk and cylindrical, which can reach 1 m in diameter, with heights 30 m. It is very similar to the laurel, differing from it by its branches pendants. Its leaves are serrated, arranged in opposite twigs and oblong shape leathery texture. When broken leaves, stems pleasant and characteristic odor. its wood is of good quality and easy to work. Freshly cut wood has drawback to expel a foul smelling. It stains easily, which makes their marketing.
Habitat of Tepa Trees
The tepa is distributed between both ranges Cautín and Llanquihue, always on 500 m.s.n.m. From Llanquihue Chiloe can be found at sea level. requires deep soils and is often associated with coigüe, Tineo, Ulmo, cinnamon, peanuts and ciruelillo.
Tepa Wood Properties
|Knots||Normally healthy, firm, dark brown|
|Growth Ring||Visible Soon|
|Fiber||Right, except close to the bone rings|
|Nominal Density||450 kg/m 3|
|Contraction||From the green state at 0% moisture content|
|Permeability||Treatable sapwood and heartwood retention. 240 kg .m 3|
Uses or Applications of Tepa Wood
Tepa Wood is used in the Manufacture of:
- Plywood and chipboard
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