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Wood of the day #30: Whitebark Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 12:31 PM 875 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Whitebark Pine, Whitestem Pine, Alpine Whitebark Pine, Pitch Pine, Scrub Pine, Creeping Pine, White Pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus albicaulis
  • Synonymous: Apinus albicaulis
  • Distribution: Mountains of the Western United States and Canada
  • 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: Slow growing tree that result in very strong wood compared to its weight.
  • Sampled by: Me


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