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Title: Hardwoods of North America

Author: Alden, H. A.;

Date: 1995

Source: (General technical report FPL ; GTR-83):136 p. ; 28 cm.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This report describes 53 taxa of hardwoods of North America, which are organized alphabetically by genus. Descriptions include scientific name, trade name, distribution, tree characteristics, wood characteristics (general, weight, mechanical properties, drying, shrinkage, working properties, durability, preservation, toxicity and uses) and additional sources for information. Data were compiled from existing literature, mostly from research done at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI.

Keywords: Hardwoods, Wood properties, Mechanical properties, Physical properties, North America

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Alden, H. A. 1995. Hardwoods of North America. (General technical report FPL ; GTR-83):136 p. ; 28 cm.


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