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    This chapter presents brief descriptions of many species; current and, in many cases, historic uses are cited to illustrate the utility of the wood.

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    Wiemann, Michael C. 2010. Characteristics and availability of commercially important woods. Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 2. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 2.1-2.45.


    Wood utilization, woodwork, wood products, hardwoods, softwoods, anatomy, mechanical properties, wood anatomy, identification, commercial products, forest products, utilization, geographical distribution, wood properties, forest trees, timber properties, physical properties, forest resources

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