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A study was made of the potential of weed trees and shrubs, called "puckerbrush," native to the state of Maine as a source of fiber for the paper industry. Six species—gray birch, red maple, pin cherry, aspen, alder, and willow—were used in the study. All components of each species were studied separately, including stemwood, branches, roots, and stump. In addition, two mixtures of components of each species were studied: Composite 1, a representative mixture of stem, branches, roots and stump, and Composite 2, a mixture of stem and branches.
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Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
puckerbrush, wood pulp
Wood Science and Pulp, Paper Technology
Chase, A.J., F. Hyland, H.E. Young. 1971. Puckerbrush pulping studies. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 49