ASTM D2017 - 05

    Standard Test Method of Accelerated Laboratory Test of Natural Decay Resistance of Woods

    Active Standard ASTM D2017 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    ASTM D2017

    Significance and Use

    This test method is useful in determining the relative decay resistance between various species of wood. It is an initial means of estimating the ability of a wood species to resist severe microbial attack and, thereby, qualifying the performance level of a wood species.

    This test method is not intended to provide quantifiably reproducible values. It is a qualitative test method designed to provide a reproducible means of establishing relative decay resistance between various species of wood.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the natural decay resistance of wood. The test method may also be used to evaluate the resistance of wood products or of other organic materials subject to decay by wood-destroying fungi, such as those employed in the test.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1413 Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures

    D3507 Test Methods for Penetration of Preservatives in Wood and for Differentiating Between Heartwood and Sapwood


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D2017-05

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