With softwoods it is a common practice to kiln-dry direct from the saw.
Softwoods have no pores proper, and are classed “non-porous.”
It is among the heaviest, if not actually the heaviest, of softwoods of the United States.
Other softwoods are red spruce, hemlock, red cedar and cypress.
The commercial timbers of this country are divided into two classes, hardwoods and softwoods.
Annual Rings—The trunks of both hardwoods and softwoods are made up of concentric rings.
The resin ducts in some softwoods present a similar appearance, but are far less numerous.
It falls far below some of the softwoods of the same region, and the area on which it is found in commercial amounts is not large.
In that particular it is unusual, for most softwoods have sap lighter in color than the heart.
It is very low in fuel value, as softwoods usually are which have little resin.