Wood of the day #32: Singleleaf Pinyon

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 12:51 PM 1362 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Singleleaf Piñon, Singleleaf Pinyon, One-leaved Pine, Gray Pine, Frémont Pine, Nevada Nut Pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus monophylla
  • Synonymous: Caryopitys monophylla, Pinus californiarum, Pinus cembroides var. monophylla
  • Distribution: Western United States and northwest 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 contain a lot of pockets with pitch inclusions.
  • Fun facts: The Single-leaf Pinyon is one of two official state trees of the U.S. state of Nevada.
  • Sampled by: Me

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