Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California: Bulletin 1901, July 1, 1981, pages 1-26.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Douglas D. Piirto was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
A comparative study and a literature review were made on various wood properties (e.g. anatomical characteristics, mechanical properties, specific gravity, content and properties of extractives and decay resistance) of old- and young-growth giant sequoia. Various causes for variability in decay resistance were examined.