California balsam poplar

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Description

A large hardwood tree, Populus trichocarpa, native to the Pacific coast of North America. The California balsam poplar has pale green to tan color wood with a soft, straight grain. It is primarily used for painted millwork.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Populus trichocarpa

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996