Week 1 Pix
American Beech Tree
- Nomenclature: Fagus grandifolia
- Firewood, smoking food, the nuts are good browse for pigs and wildlife,
- previously the passenger pigeon relied heavily on beech trees.
- Nomenclature: Populus tremuloides
- Uses: Quaking aspen is useful for pulpwood, plywood, and
- paper production.
- nomenclature: Larix laricina
- Uses: Tamarack is used as an ornamental. It’s also a
- good source of pulp, lumber, posts, railroad ties, and fuel.
Eastern White Pine
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.