Using Correct Names

Using Correct Names
Using Correct Names

Using Correct Names

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
Summary

Tree species are known by a variety of regional, trade, and scientific names, which can cause confusion.

Using the correct names, in an unambiguous way, is essential to specify the correct species and ensure it is supplied.

Timber properties from different tree species have multiple variations, making it desirable to specify a certain species for aesthetics, natural durability, moisture stability or other properties. However, using the common name will not always guarantee the supply of the same species.

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