Wood of the day #4: Japanese White Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-13-2015 11:43 AM 1276 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Japanese White Pine, Japanese five-needle pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus parviflora
  • Synonymous: Pinus pentaphylla
  • Distribution: Japan
  • Description: Japanese white pine has a light pink heart wood and a light yellow to white sapwood. The annual rings are clearly distinctive with a darker late growth. End grain have some darker spots sporadically dispersed.
  • Fun facts: This is a popular tree for bonsai.
  • Sampled by: Me

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