Dept. of Wood & Paper Science North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-8005 USA
The rest of this page is a copy of the original copyright information from the Guess program, with a slight alteration to the price for the manual as suggested by Dr. E. Wheeler (correct as of November 2004).
The Wood Databases were computerized at North Carolina State University by Dr. E. A. Wheeler, Department of Wood and Paper Science, Box 8005, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-8005, USA.
FOR EXPLANATION AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE FEATURES AND SUGGESTIONS ON CODING PLEASE SEE:
"Computer-Aided Wood Identification" by E. A. Wheeler, R. G. Pearson, C. A. LaPasha, W. Hatley, and T. Zack. North Carolina Agriculture Station Bulletin No. 474. 1986. (available for $15 (or $35 outside of US) from Dept. of Agricultural Communications, Box 7603, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7603) (this publication is ESSENTIAL for effective use of the databases)
You are free to copy and use these databases and programs provided that proper credit is given.
If you make additions or corrections to the databases, or find any errors, or wish to make suggestions, please advise Dr. Wheeler at the above address.
Coded at the Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A., from information from L. Chalk, Department of Forestry, Oxford; Brazier and Franklin, PRL (1961. Identification of Hardwoods. A Microscope Key. For. Prod. Res. Bull. 46); additional data from post-1950 monographs and personal observations by E. A. Wheeler (NCSU). [note: the North American Hardwoods Database is a subset of this Hardwoods Database]
Coded by Webster Hatley, Department of Wood and Paper Science, NCSU, based on Phillips (1948, reprinted 1970. Identification of Softwoods. For. Prod. Res. Bull. No. 22) and observations by Hatley.
Coded by A. Smith, Department of Wood Paper Science, NCSU, using information from W. A. Cote (1980. Papermaking Fibers. Syracuse Univ. Press), R. A. Parham and R. L. Gray (1982. The Practical Identification of Wood Pulp Fibers. Tappi Press), and A. J. Panshin and C. deZeeuw (1980. Textbook of Wood Technology, 4th ed., McGraw Hill.)
The original GUESS program had several other databases - CTFT and IPT, but I have not included these in this program as permission was obtained to use them with the original GUESS program only.