The Ash Tree

March 6th, 2018|Types of Wood|

Ash wood is one of the toughest woods that are available on the market and ash trees can be found all over the world. There are between 45 and 65 different species of trees in the fraxinus family which are either medium or large sized trees. Most are deciduous but a few are evergreens and [...]

The future of the chestnut tree

November 30th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

There have been many scourges to strike this planet from the Bubonic Plague to the AIDS epidemic but humans are not the only living things that have been affected. A fungal blight wiped out nearly every chestnut tree in North America in the early 20th century and it has prevented re-population of the species even [...]

The Beech tree

September 7th, 2017|Types of Wood|

The beech tree is one of the most widely found trees in the world. The species of the tree are found in North America, Europe and Asia. They are common in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, the eastern United States, southeastern Canada and Japan. The tree can even be found in Mexico. Beech trees grow [...]

The American Oak

June 15th, 2017|Types of Wood|

Throughout American history when farmers settled on a plot of land and built their first structure it was their barn. The barn represented animals and the farmer’s income and livelihood. The settlers would live in the barn until they could build their house (hence the question were you born I a barn?). In the early [...]

What happened to the chestnut tree?

May 9th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

The chestnut tree was once one of the most common trees in the United States. Towns and cities have named streets for trees like the maple, the walnut and the chestnut was no different. Chestnut Hill is the name of prominent neighborhoods in both Philadelphia and Boston. The tree anchored whatever ecosystem they were a [...]

Shagbark Hickory

May 4th, 2017|Shagbark Hickory, Types of Wood|

The Shagbark Hickory (carya ovata) is a common hickory tree found mostly in the eastern United States from Maine to Tennessee but it can be found as far west as Missouri. Isolated populations of the tree can also be found in Ontario and in the mountains of eastern Mexico. The hickory can easily grow to [...]

The Red Oak

April 6th, 2017|Red Oak, Types of Wood|

This deciduous tree is native to North America and can be found stretching from Maine to Georgia and west to Arkansas and Minnesota. It even stretches into Canada in Ontario and Quebec. It typically grows to about 90 feet though many can grow taller and it is believed to be able to live to be [...]

The white pine

March 16th, 2017|Types of Wood, White Pine|

One of the most common trees in the eastern United States is the white pine or pinus strobus. The tree is also known as the northern white pine, Weymouth pine, and soft pine. It can be found ranging from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the north and south along the Piedmont to northern Georgia and [...]

Shellbark Hickory

February 16th, 2017|Shellbark hickory, Types of Wood|

The Shellbark hickory or carya laciniosa is a rare tree to find in modern times in the forest. When they can be found they reside in the midwestern United States in the Ohio River region, along the Mississippi in Missouri and Illinois, and along the Wabash River in Indiana and Ohio. The shellbark needs a [...]

The Loblolly Pine

January 5th, 2017|Loblolly Pine, Types of Wood|

The loblolly pine, or pinus taeda, is a species of pine found in the southeastern United States ranging from Texas to Florida and extending north to Delaware and New Jersey. It is the second most common species of tree in the United States after the red maple and is the most commercially important tree in [...]