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Author Topic: Old growth Longleaf And Lobolly contrasting growth rings  (Read 1544 times)

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Old growth Longleaf And Lobolly contrasting growth rings
« on: February 19, 2011, 09:16:12 AM »
I started squaring up and trimming to length some of the Longleaf beams I got my hands on. Found these different rates of growth and thought it was kind of neat. The rings on the left are right at .
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 09:19:13 AM »
Good example of the stability of the slower growing wood as well.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 10:34:59 AM »
The one on the left ain't Longleaf.  Looks like Loblolly to me.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 01:50:41 PM »
I vote for loblolly too.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 03:29:08 PM »
Curious, since there is no cell structure visible, how you see loblolly?
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 04:09:41 PM »
I see loblolly because the growth rings are so large and not reminiscent of any longleaf I've ever seen.  There is a chance that it could be a slash, grown on excellent ground, but even slash would have tighter rings than that.   I'll buy that it is SYP, but it'll take a report from a valid laboratory before I'll believe it is Longleaf.  :)
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 09:04:45 PM »
Slash pine wasn't introduced in this part of the world till sometime in the 1930's.  The warehouse this came out of  was built in 1902. It could have been shipped in here from the east, but with the amount of local timber available that is unlikely.  Both Longleaf and Loblolly were here in abundance.
So far, this is the only beam I've found with growth rings like this.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 09:16:35 PM »
I would have to agree that the one on the left is Loblolly.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 12:26:36 AM »
Loblolly, by golly.  It must have grown on a dead fish.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf contrasting growth rings
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 10:09:42 AM »
Could be, but, gonna go over and pilfer some wood from Woodwalker, will bring back a sample and run it through the book.

Working for Champion some years back and took cores from a bunch of trees, on longleaf I had ring counts from 4 to 40, one tree 12"dbh was over 200 years old.

I have this idea for a changing table for a daughter that likes things old and Texan, so going to copy an old pine changing table for her.
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Re: Old growth Longleaf And Lobolly contrasting growth rings
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 02:07:30 PM »
a daughter that likes things old and Texan,
I'm going to be nice and not go there.
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