Eastern white pine
A large conifer tree, Pinus strobus, found in the eastern North America from the Appalachians to Canada. The eastern white pine has pale color, coarse-grain wood that was widely used for construction in the 19th century. Currently, the straight-grain wood is used mainly for interior millwork, boxes, and matches.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Pinus strobus; pin de Weymouth (Fr.); pinho-mole (Port.); pino strobo (It.); Northern white pine; Weymouth pine
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 612
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- External source or communication Comment: Northern Pine Manufacturers: air-dry weight = 25 pcf
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- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Pine." Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 Aug. 2004 .