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Forest Products Research Board

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1921 The Forest Products Research Board was established to organise and carry out research into the utilisation of timber and other products, into wood technology, and to investigate products other than timber. Additionally, it inherited work initiated by existing timber research organisations. A director of forestry was also appointed in 1921.

Research was conducted in universities and a small group was established at Royal Aircraft Establishment.

1927 The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research set up the Forest Products Research Laboratory

The Forest Products Research Board was advised by a number of committees on wood preservation, empire timbers and timber mechanics.

1935 work on the development of colonial forest resources and the service testing and marketing of colonial timbers was transferred to the Colonial Office, where it was carried out by a Colonial Forest Resources Development Department.

1958 the Forest Products Research Board was disbanded.

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