Since they possess pores or vessels, the hardwoods are called "porous" woods.
The red and black gums are perhaps the simplest of the hardwoods in structure.
If you find one with broad leaves and nuts or berries, it belongs to the Hardwoods.
The hardwoods are also warred upon by bugs, weevils, borers, and fungi.
Some which are classed as hardwoods are softer than some in the ...