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 softwood list.
The wood of roots differs from that of the trunk more than is usual with hardwoods.
Hickory is often lumbered in ways not common with other hardwoods.
Lumbermen cut it wherever it is found mixed with other hardwoods.
Of these, the hardwoods make the very best fuel for campfires.
The southeast portion of the county is timbered with hardwoods.