How it Works: Wood Rot
No wood is completely immune to rot, so it’s important to know how it works. Wood rot is caused by decay fungi that grow when the following conditions are present: temperatures between 40 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, a wood moisture content 30% or greater, and sufficient food. There are two types of rot, brown rot and white rot, each of which is caused by a different fungus and displays different characteristics.
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