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Analysis of Factors Affecting Termite Damage to Wooden Architectural Heritage Buildings in Korea

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Safety and Disaster Prevention Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Daejeon 34122, Korea
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Department of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, Graduate School of Cultural Heritage, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Buyeo-gun 33115, Korea
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Academic Editors: Nicola Macchioni and Elisa Pecoraro
Forests 2022, 13(3), 465; https://doi.org/10.3390/f13030465
Received: 12 February 2022 / Revised: 11 March 2022 / Accepted: 11 March 2022 / Published: 16 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wood as Cultural Heritage Material)
Many wooden architectural heritage buildings exist in Korea, and the authenticity and structural stability of these cultural assets are being affected by termites. This study aimed to identify the degree of termite damage and related factors in these buildings. The degree of termite damage to 182 nationally designated wooden architectural heritage buildings (national treasures and treasures) in Korea was quantified, and data were collected for 11 factors affecting termite damage, such as the surrounding environment and architectural features. Based on the results of a general linear model analysis, the following three factors were identified to have a significant effect on termite damage: the type of contact between the ground and wooden structural items, the number of days of termite activity, and the proportion of forests in the land surrounding the property. This study is the first attempt to statistically analyze factors affecting termite damage to wooden heritage buildings, and our results provide initial data for the preservation and management of these properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: termite; wooden architectural heritage; subterranean termite; Reticulitermes speratus kyushuensis termite; wooden architectural heritage; subterranean termite; Reticulitermes speratus kyushuensis
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Kim, S.-H.; Chung, Y.-J. Analysis of Factors Affecting Termite Damage to Wooden Architectural Heritage Buildings in Korea. Forests 2022, 13, 465. https://doi.org/10.3390/f13030465

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Kim S-H, Chung Y-J. Analysis of Factors Affecting Termite Damage to Wooden Architectural Heritage Buildings in Korea. Forests. 2022; 13(3):465. https://doi.org/10.3390/f13030465

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Kim, Si-Hyun, and Yong-Jae Chung. 2022. "Analysis of Factors Affecting Termite Damage to Wooden Architectural Heritage Buildings in Korea" Forests 13, no. 3: 465. https://doi.org/10.3390/f13030465

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