Spruce, Sitka

Spruce
Spruce, Sitka
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There is little difference in colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood generally being a creamy white, but the heartwood usually has a pinkish tinge. It usually has a very straight grain, but occasionally this may be spiral, while the texture is medium but dependent on the rate of growth,...
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Willow
Willow
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The sapwood is white and the heartwood pinkish in colour, and very similar to poplar in appearance. The sapwood varies in width according to species and growth conditions, and growth is generally rapid, the growth-rings appearing on longitudinal surfaces as faint zones caused by parenchyma marking each season's growth. The...
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Poplar
Poplar
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Poplar timber can be grouped with willow, lime and horse chestnut, since they are all soft, fine-textured woods, generally without lustre and without any very characteristic colour. Poplar wood is whitish or greyish in colour generally, but may be light brown, with no clear distinction between sapwood and heartwood. It...
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Pine
Pine, Canadian red
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The tree receives its name from the colour of its bark which is a distinctive reddish-brown, the timber resembling European redwood (P. sylvestris). The sapwood is wide, often 75mm, of a pale yellow colour, the heartwood being pale brown with a reddish tinge to reddish-yellow, with a straight grain and...
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Aspen
Aspen
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A light but relatively strong timber with a light uniformed colour with little colour difference between sapwood and heartwood.
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