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Subject: Wood


From: J. Bryan Blundell <jbb<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Carrie Duran <carried [at] cityofgastonia__com>

>...  We have a cross-section slice of a 300+ year old tree
>that we use in our education programs.  Unfortunately, it is
>starting to develop a large split from the outside into the center.
>I'm afraid it will just keep splitting until we have two halves of a
>tree "cookie". ...

An application of BoraCol with its glycol solution will help
stabilize the wood. I have such pieces of wood that I treated with
BoraCare and they have remained stable.

Bryan Blundell

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:14
               Distributed: Saturday, September 10, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-14-007
Received on Tuesday, 6 September, 2005

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