Evaluation of Effect of Provenance Variations on Physical Properties of Teak (Tectona grandis Linn.f.) Grown under Different Site Conditions
The present studies were conducted to analyze the effect of provenances on the wood quality of Teak with special reference to the variation in wood physical properties such as specific gravity, wood density, heartwood colour, moisture content, bark thickness, heartwood / sapwood ratio. For all the characteristics of the wood studied for assessing the variation between the selected provenances, the bark thickness was found to be significant. The result of the present study reveals that there was no variation in physical properties of Teak from both the selected provenances which were at par and of good quality for the timber and furniture industry. This was done by comparing the values obtained for each parameter under study with the values of famous Nilambur Teak which is considered as a standard timber value.