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Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper, and as a feed-stock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.1

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Research links

The links provided below are helpful links for our editors to use, they are by no means meant to be the only source. If you find links that are helpful for the research of this subject, please include them below.

https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/index.php (Forest Products Laboratory)

https://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/ (US Forest Service Tree Search)

Featured project

The American Woods Project

Featured Images

Diagram showing functions of different parts of a tree
Attribution: Courtesy of the New Tree Experts Manual by Richard R. Fenska
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53535/53535-h/53535-h.htm A grove of Bald Cypress, location unknown
Reference: Baldcypress: King of the Swamp • Arbor Day Blog. https://arbordayblog.org/treeoftheweek/baldcypress-king-swamp/. Accessed 28 Dec. 2018.
The General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park
Attribution: By Bradluke22 (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:General_Sherman.jpg This juniper is usually found as a large shrub in the Southwest, though it can sometimes grow to be a medium-sized tree in the wild. It features scale-like leaves and reddish-brown cones.
Reference: “Consider a Juniper Tree or Shrub If You Like Evergreen Conifers.” The Spruce, https://www.thespruce.com/twelve-species-juniper-trees-and-shrubs-3269665. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.

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391 California Juniper
This juniper is usually found as a large shrub in the Southwest, though it can sometimes grow to be a medium-sized tree in the wild. It features scale-like leaves and reddish-brown cones.
Reference: “Consider a Juniper Tree or Shrub If You Like Evergreen Conifers.” The Spruce, https://www.thespruce.com/twelve-species-juniper-trees-and-shrubs-3269665. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.
390 California Juniper Foliage
California Juniper Foliage
Reference: Juniperus Californica, California Juniper, Southwest Desert Flora. http://southwestdesertflora.com/WebsiteFolders/All_Species/Cupressaceae/Juniperus%20californica,%20California%20Juniper.html. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.
388 Juniperus Californica (Carriere)
California Juniper Juniperus californica, Riverside County, California
Attribution: David McSpadden [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juniperus_californica_Riverside_County_CA.jpg
386 168. Juniperus Occidentialis, Hook.
Plate No. 168 Juniperus Occidentialis cross section plate.
Reference: An Index to “The American Woods” by Romeyn B. Hough. https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/forestry/hough/toc.html. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.
385 Sierra Juniper Berries
Common juniper var. depressa berries (Juniperus communis var. depressa), Unorganized Algoma (Kincaid Twp.), Ontario
Attribution: Fungus Guy [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Common_juniper_berries_(Mica_B).JPG
384 Juniperus Occidentalis (Hooker)
Juniperus occidentalis subsp. australis, below Lake Aloha, Tahoe Rim Trail, California-Nevada border.
Attribution: Brewbooks at Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juniperus_occidentalis_australis_Tahoe1.jpg
382 Sierra Juniper Tree Bark
Juniperus occidentalis var. australis, eastern Sierra Nevada, Rock Creek Canyon, California.
Attribution: Wilson44691 [Public domain]
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JuniperBark.JPG
380 Hardwood Forest Of Black Oak
Hardwood Forest of Black Oak (page 96 of American Woods)
Reference: Reference: Shelley E. Schoonover (American Woods) 1951 (Watling & Co. ) Santa Monica, CA
366 Pinus Taeda Linnaeus
Pinus taeda found in Altamount, TN
Reference: "File:Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Altamount TN.jpg." Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. 28 Nov 2016, 02:37 UTC. 2 Aug 2018, 03:25 .
Attribution: By Sesamehoneytart [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pinus_taeda_Loblolly_Pine_Altamount_TN.jpg
365 Eastern Red Cedar Characteristics
This image was from the book Important Forest Trees of the Eastern United States From: Trees of North America a Golden Field Guide
Attribution: C. Frank Brookman. Copyright 1968 by Western Publishing Company, Inc
Source: https://www.fs.fed.us/ne/morgantown/4557/gypsymth/h068.html

References

1 Wikipedia contributors. "Wood." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 Feb. 2017. Web. 11 Feb. 2017.
 
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