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Any of several North American poplar trees, such as ''Populus deltoides''. Cottonwood trees grow fast and produce a fine-grain, uniform texture wood that works easily and stains well. However, the soft, pale color wood has a tendency to warp. Cottonwood is used for millwork, musical insturments, paneling, packing boxes, paper pulp, and excelsior.
 
Any of several North American poplar trees, such as ''Populus deltoides''. Cottonwood trees grow fast and produce a fine-grain, uniform texture wood that works easily and stains well. However, the soft, pale color wood has a tendency to warp. Cottonwood is used for millwork, musical insturments, paneling, packing boxes, paper pulp, and excelsior.
  
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* For cottonwood fiber identification, see http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:FRIL:_Eastern_Cottonwood
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
 
Populus deltoides; choupo do Missuri (Port.)
 
Populus deltoides; choupo do Missuri (Port.)
  
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
 
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* Michael McCann, ''Artist Beware'', Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
 
* Michael McCann, ''Artist Beware'', Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  
* External source or communication  Comment: Hardwood Manufacturers Institute, Memphis Tenn.: air-dry weight = 24 pcf
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* Hardwood Manufacturers Institute, Memphis Tenn.: air-dry weight = 24 pcf
  
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937

Latest revision as of 13:21, 25 June 2020

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Description

Any of several North American poplar trees, such as Populus deltoides. Cottonwood trees grow fast and produce a fine-grain, uniform texture wood that works easily and stains well. However, the soft, pale color wood has a tendency to warp. Cottonwood is used for millwork, musical insturments, paneling, packing boxes, paper pulp, and excelsior.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Populus deltoides; choupo do Missuri (Port.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Density 25-35 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Hardwood Manufacturers Institute, Memphis Tenn.: air-dry weight = 24 pcf
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937