preservation of wood
As a natural product fresh timber would rot if there is no protection. The depreciation of timber is mainly caused by activities of fungi and insects and the influences of the weather.
The most efficient way to prevent fresh wood from damages is to harvest and manufacture it just in time.
Especially after windthrow or bark beetle calamities together with an excessive supply of timber, it is essential to store fresh timber for a longer period.
Another reason is the continuous supply of the timber-industry all over the year. To get over an bottleneck of supply it could be necessary to store fresh timber.
The methods to preserve fresh wood from damages are: