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    test your tree knowledge tread

    I'll start. Maybe we can all learn a thing of 2.
    So what tree is this and what use isis wood is it known for.
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    Looks a lot like a baby southern yellow pine... but I suspect that that is way to easy (and hey first to be wrong is something, right?). If correct (unlikely) as far as I know its mostly known for being cheap building lumber, but wikipedia claims its also used for wooden roller coasters (huh who knew).

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    Think Ryan nailed it...'Slash pine'...also called southern pine, yellow slash pine, swamp pine, pitch pine, and Cuban pine.

    Slash pine supplies a large portion of the resin used in making varnish.

    Snagged from the net> "It is the ability of tree resins to harden as essential oils evaporate that makes them necessary to the production of commercial varnishes. These resins are readily dis-solvable in solvents like alcohol or petroleum, surfaces are painted with the solutions and as the solvents and oils evaporate,a thin waterproof layer of resin remains".

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    Wow there are so many kinds of southern yellow pine and a lot look pretty similar..

    Little more reading, and I'm thinking specifically: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_palustris
    slash pine is I think: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_elliottii (not that I could tell one from the other in broad daylight..)

    More notes:
    "The extremely long needles are popular for use in the ancient craft of coiled basket making" - I've seen those, they are very neat.

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    hey ken what distinguished it from our red pine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    hey ken what distinguished it from our red pine?
    Pinus resinosa {Red Pine} is also known as Norway pine, and is pretty much confined to the Northern forest region.
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    Pinus elliotti {Slash pine} is native to the US Southeast.
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    FWIW, my 'so-called' knowledge, is yesterday's & today's web search knowledge Not even sure yet if I was correct, just taking a guess with the 'varnish' mention & Dave"s talent

    Edit: Duh, re-read your post...Only thing I can do is guess > that it's the length of the needles..slash being quite longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Nice find, I was trying to get even a good list of North American pines, and here is a list with the major identifying characteristics. Well done!

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    Is it a longleaf pine?

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    White pine has shorter leaf, or needles, this is know down along the SC coast as Long Leaf. I scrwed up up thinking it was Loop Lolly but it's not.
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