Week 1 Pix

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Week 1 Pix
2012-04-19 15:29:40

Week 1 Pix
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  1. American Beech Tree

    • Scientific
    • Nomenclature: Fagus grandifolia

    • Uses:
    • Firewood, smoking food, the nuts are good browse for pigs and wildlife,
    • previously the passenger pigeon relied heavily on beech trees.

  2. Quaking Aspen

    • Scientific
    • Nomenclature: Populus tremuloides
    • Uses: Quaking aspen is useful for pulpwood, plywood, and
    • paper production.
  3. Tamarack

    • Scientific
    • nomenclature: Larix laricina

    • Uses: Tamarack is used as an ornamental. It’s also a
    • good source of pulp, lumber, posts, railroad ties, and fuel.
  4. Eastern White Pine

    • Scientific
    • nomenclature: Pinus strobes

    • Uses: White pine is very valuable. Used for construction,
    • millwork, trim, and pulpwood. Previously they were highly valuable for use as
    • ship masts.
  5. Eastern Hemlock

    • Scientific
    • nomenclature: Tsuga canadensis

    • Bark was once a commercial source of
    • tannin for leather production. Pioneers also made tea from the leafy twigs. Now
    • the hemlock is used for pulpwood, and as an ornamental commonly trimmed into
    • hedges.
  6. Northern White-Cedar

    • Scientific
    • nomenclature: Thuja occidentalis

    • Uses: The northern white cedar is used principally
    • for poles, cross-ties, posts, lumber, and for cabin logs. Cedar oil can be
    • distilled out and used for medicine. Previously it was a preferred wood for
    • canoe making by Native Americans.

  7. Balsam Fir

    • Scientific
    • nomenclature: Abies balsam

    • Uses: Balsam fir is used quire a bit for pulpwood. As
    • mentioned earlier the knotty wood makes for very nice paneling. Also used for Christmas trees, and wreaths.
    • An oleoresin obtained from the resin blisters in the bark can be used as a
    • cement for microscope specimens.