Lleida wood collection premiered the largest public Cataluna.
Lleida, 19 Mar .- Wood Laboratory at the Technical College of Agricultural Engineering (ETSEA) Lleida University today opened the wood collection (collection of wood) publishes Catalna largest and one of the five most important of Spain .
According announced today the university, the opening of the wood collection, which has 700 kinds of wood, has coincided with the celebration of the patron, sto credits, of carpenters and joiners, Sant Josep.
This "library" of timber began to be formed fifteen years ago, thanks to a donation of the relatives of the modernist architect and essayist Joan Bergos Lleida (1894-1974), which had a collection of 300 different samples.
Business acquisitions, exchanges with other wood collection in the world, and contributions from staff and students of ETSEA have led, sto energy credits, to growth, year after year, the Xylotheque Joan Berger of the UDL.
Currently, wood collection has 700 kinds of woods from all continents (rosewood, ebony, mahogany, etc.), even if that specializes in Mediterranean area.
Antonio Vilasantar, responsible for wood collection and professor of the Department of Agroforestry Engineering UdL, explained that the consultation of the samples is open to any interested person, sto energy credits, to request appointment.
Although many users will be more students and faculty and researcher, Villasante gave other examples of the usefulness of wood collection beyond studies and research, and architectural interventions and rehabilitation, the dating of archaeological remains and works of art traffic control or protected timber of counterfeit identification.
Villasante fund has highlighted the wood samples from the Berg Collection, "as being the beginning of the twentieth century, are now very hard to find because most have gone to be protected, but also highlights those from Philippines.