1. WOOD ANATOMICAL PROPERTIES OF DALBERGIA SISSOO ROXB. by K. KARIMANISHA1, N.KRISHNAKUMAR2 AND K.T. PARTHIBAN3
Experiments were carried out to identify the anatomical properties viz., Fibre morphology, vessel morphology and derived values from fibre dimensions of Dalbergia sissoo wood samples at different radial positions. There was an increase in anatomical traits from pith to peripheryin this species. There is variations in wood samples among the radial positions (pith, middle and periphery) investigated. Based on the results, Dalbergia sissoo is suitable for furniture making due to the strong fibre characteristics.Hence, this species may be used as furniture making as secondary timber.Hence the species could be exploited for further tree improvement programme.