Decay Detection in Eucalyptus: An Evaluation of Two Methods
L.R. Costello and J.D. Peterson
Abstract: A field study was conducted to evaluate the ShigometerR and a drilling method for detecting decay in Eucalyptus globulus and E. vimlnalls. A decay detection test for wood in-service (pick test) was used as a reference method. Results found that both the Shigometer and the drilling method predicted more decay than that found by the pick test. Limitations of all three tests are discussed. It is suggested that either method. Shigometer or drilling, be used with caution for detecting decay in Eucalyptus species.