birch tar oil

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birch tar oil

[′bərch ‚tär ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A toxic liquid mixture of guaiacol, phenols, cresol, xylenol, and creosol; derived from distillation of birch tar and by dry distillation of the wood of Betula alba ; used as a disinfectant, in leather dressing, and in medicine.
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The effect of birch tar as an odorous repellent was studied at Kannonkoski, central Finland.
Birch tar has yielded promising results in the repulsion of slugs and snails (Lindgvist et al.
Our experiments were focused on implications what different birch tar treatments may have on moose damage to Scots pine.
This also indicates that birch tar did not affect moose activity and thus behaviour at stand level.
For example, it may be possible that the birch tar was not properly applied to the shoots or the compounds in the tar are not effective against moose.