The identification or classification of wood, from a large sample, a splinter, or even a paper fiber can be accomplished by microscopy. Microtrace maintains a large collection of both common and rare woods as well as a wide range of texts and references focusing on the identification of such materials. Over the years we have brought in world renowned experts and have adapted the principles of wood identification to the specialized range of requests encountered at our lab, which quite often contain wood or some processed form of wood.
Whether the sample requires identification of a material as wood, identification of a genus or species (when possible), or characterization of some processed form of wood (such as paper or a wood product), Microtrace scientists have experience. In addition, Microtrace scientists also specialize in the identification of other botanical materials such as plant tissue, food ingredients, paper, and pollen.
Related standardized methods: ASTM D1762