Summary: Methods of treating wood lumber to inhibit growth of mold fungi by surface treating the wood lumber with an essential oil, diluted or undiluted, being geranium Egyptian, thyme, dill weed or rosemary. Various surface treatments include dipping, spraying, brushing and vapor exposure.
Patent Status: Patent application filed on June 27, 2008. Link at USPTO filed under patent title “Essential Oils Inhibit Mold on Wood.”
One Gifford Pinchot Dr.
US Forest Service
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9419
Carl A Clausen
(same address as first inventor)
Phone: (608) 231-9253