Prized for its length, strength and resin, Longleaf Yellow Pine originally grew in a wide coastal swath from the Carolinas to Louisiana. In colonial times it was the most economically important tree and was sought after by the King of England for ship building; the largest were tagged for the “Crown.” Due to extensive logging and agricultural development, by the 1930´s nearly all of the old growth trees were gone. Today the only source for true old growth heartpine is from factories and warehouses. Beware of anyone who would have you believe otherwise.
Aged Woods – Heartpine Flooring Dan Kemper 2015-11-05T22:20:32+00:00