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Softwoods of North AmericaAuthor(s): H. A. Alden
Source: (General technical report FPL ; GTR-102):151 p. ; 28 cm.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThis report describes 52 taxa of North American softwoods, which are organized alphabetically by genus. Descriptions include scientific name, trade name, distribution, tree characteristics, wood characteristics (e.g., general, weight, mechanical properties, drying, shrinkage, working properties, durability, preservation, uses, and toxicity), and additional sources of information. Data were compiled from existing literature, mostly from research done at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin.
CitationAlden, H. A. 1997. Softwoods of North America. (General technical report FPL ; GTR-102):151 p. ; 28 cm.
KeywordsSoftwoods, Wood properties, Mechanical properties, Physical properties, Geographical distribution, North America
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