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Timber Testing Techniques A guide to laboratory techniques to determine species and origin of timber products

To ensure your products are not at risk of including illegal timber, a range of factors need to be assessed. Chief among these are the risks associated with the tree species included in products and the origin of the wood. Species and origin information is often key to indicating legality, because high-value and endangered species are more at risk of illegal harvesting, and some countries and regions are well-known for corruption and poor law enforcement.

  • NEPCon, Project “Supporting Legal Timber Trade” funded by the EU LIFE programme and UK Aid from the UK government.
  • 2017