August 3, 2015 Climate Change and the Historic Fowler Clark Farm
In June guest blogger/architect/Boston resident Susan Pranger wrote about the potential future impacts of climate change on historicbuildings. In part two of her blog, Sue discusses possible climate-related damage to wood at the 1786 Fowler Clark Farm in Mattapan, which was recently acquired by HBI. Her next installment will discuss possible strategies to mitigate future damage to historic fabric at the Farm.
To limit future damage to the c. 1800 Fowler Clark Farmhouse, it is helpful to understand how changes in temperature, solar intensity (UVB), humidity and rain patterns can increase the rate of weathering and deterioration of wood structures from moisture, rot, fungus and insects.
?Lyctid powderpost beetle damage looks like fine flour. Lyctid powderpost beetle holes are very small, about 1/16 inch…?
(EPest Supply n.d.)
|Anobiid powderpost beetle damage looks like tiny gritty pellets