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Synonyms for softwood

wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)


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Egypt remains the top destination for American softwoods accounting for over $6.
Given the tremendous scope for further growth, AMSO is looking to leverage its presence at the Dubai WoodShow to further increase knowledge and exposure of American softwoods to the UAE and to a wider Middle East audience.
A softwood line will usually have about half this amount.
The hardwood and softwood trees in South Africa's tree farms occupy 5,405 square miles, 1 or 2 percent of the country's total land area.
Softwoods often contain resins which can cause the wood to crackle and throw dangerous sparks while burning.
Efficient gene transformation systems now exist for both softwoods and hardwoods, and a number of useful genes have been identified.
If the tree species involved is known, Birdsey's work can be used to get a more precise estimate based on the differences between softwood and hardwood species.
The biggest advantage that softwoods have over hardwoods is that they rarely warp or become distorted with changes in moisture.
He noted that mixed softwoods should never be cooked together since fiber physics vary a great deal and fiber properties cannot be fully used.
Transportation costs are high, so growth of sawlog-quality softwood trees is emphasized over lower-grade softwoods used for pulp.
Softwoods such as fir and spruce can be cold-decked almost indefinitely, but not alder, which begins to rot in only two months.