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Lumber from Old-Growth Versus Lumber from Second-Growth in Pinus Strobus

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The reputation that Pinus strobus still enjoys among builders and other woodworkers is based on virgin timber, a type no longer available in large volume. Meanwhile second-growth has come to form more and more of the cut, and before many years will be about the only kind to be had. The lumber trade, with considerable justification, regards lumber from old-growth eastern white pine as superior to that from second-growth. In the interest of efficient utilization it is important to know, first, just how lumber from old-growth white pine compares with that from second-growth, and, second, what can be done to improve the latter. Recent data on second-growth New England pine afford a basis of comparison with old-growth pine data collected some years ago in Minnesota.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Wood Technologist, Forest Products Laboratory

Publication date: 1940-11-01

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