Wood of the day #21: Jeffrey Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 11:08 AM 844 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Jeffrey Pine, Jeffrey’s Pine, Yellow Pine, Black Pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus jeffreyi
  • Synonymous: Pinus deflexa, Pinus jeffreyi var. deflexa, Pinus ponderosa var. jeffreyi, Pinus ponderosa ssp. jeffreyi, Pinus jeffreyi var. baja-californica
  • Distribution: East coast of North America, south Oregon down to north Mexico
  • Description: Like almost any Pine, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. Endgrain has some pores and the wood may contain pockets of pitch inclusions.
  • Fun facts: It is named in honor of its botanist documenter John Jeffrey.
  • Sampled by: Me

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