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USDA Home and Garden Publications - 00000073
Revised - 05/19/03
Wood Decay in Houses, How To Prevent and Control It
U.S. Forest Products Laboratory
Home and Garden Bulletin 73, USDA, 1960
Issued October 1960 (Fil. 1)
Slightly revised July 1966 (Fil. 2)
Slightly revised September 1967 (Fil. 3)
Slightly revised January 1969 (Fil. 4)
Slightly revised August 1977 (Fil. 5)
Revised May 1986 (Fil. 6)
Supersedes Farmer's Bulletin 1993, Decay and Termite Damage
in Houses (regarding decay control).
Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current
The publication provides general information with more
specific detail regarding woodwork close to the soil and
parts of the house exposed to rain. Other topics include new
types of building materials and maintenance.
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