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Pine ID
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:48:40 am »
As you may have noticed in my previous posts, I'm doing some timber management and lot clearing at my place and selectively taking down some gems. (kinda pains me, but good wood comes from good trees.)

Have a serious of pines I'm taking down and very unfamiliar with the varied species. Took some pix and perhaps the experts here could assist me in ID'n them. The previous owner said they had a friend from Maine who would bring seedlings to them here in PA every year. Some are 30+ years old.

Thanks!

Have some other varieties I'll post soon. Much appreciate the assist!



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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 09:02:42 am »
Spruce, not pine.
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 01:42:50 pm »
Thanks. Is spruce in the pine family?
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 02:39:15 pm »
Different Genera, but in the same family.  This is probably red spruce.  Picea rubrens.
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 04:31:25 pm »
Yes, spruce.
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 10:37:09 pm »
Thanks. I have a few pretty large ones. Does is saw well? Dry like pine?
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 11:18:10 pm »
With a band mill you need a sharp band and everything running sweet because the band can wander when it hits the hard knots that spruce has.

But apart from that you can dry and use it similar to pine.

"SPF" is a lumber category that stands for Spruce, Pine or Fir. So when you buy that grade, it could be any of several species, but they are used the same.
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 06:38:55 am »
Thanks. All good info! I'm going to saw some into material for a timber frame I'm breaking ground for next month!
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 08:40:40 pm »
I think that's Norway spruce.
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Re: Pine ID
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 08:45:40 pm »
Thanks. It made a BEAUTIFUL 8x8 for an upcoming timber frame project!
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