Wood of the day #22: Gray Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 11:18 AM 609 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Gray Pine, Digger Pine, Ghost Pine, California Foothill Pine, Foothills Pine, Bull Pine, Nut Pine, Grayleaf Pine,
  • Botanical name: Pinus sabiniana
  • Synonymous: Pinus sabineana,
  • Distribution: California, USA.
  • Description: Like almost any Pine, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. Endgrain has some pores and the wood may contain pockets of pitch inclusions.
  • Fun facts: Digger Pine is nowadays considered a ignorant name as it comes from ‘Digger’, the derogatory and insulting name given to California Indian people.
  • Sampled by: Me

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