This branch conducts research for finding efficient and economic methods of wood seasoning and prolonging the life of wood and wood products through preservatives. It consists of a Wood Seasoning and Preservation Officer, one Assistant Wood Seasoning Officer and two Research/Technical Assistants. The officers also teach students of M.Sc. and B.Sc. Forestry the subjects of wood technology, seasoning and preservation, and arrange short courses in wood technology for in-service personnel of government departments, armed forces, industries, etc.
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