Pecky Cypress – An American Favorite

Flush-mounted pecky cypress beam accents a salt water fish aquarium and brick wall. Sometimes Fungi Are Good! Bald cypress is a deciduous conifer in the family Cupressaceae that grows on saturated and seasonally inundated soils in the lowlands of the Southeastern and Gulf Coastal Plains of the United States.   Like most tree species it has several common names (baldcypress, bald-cypress, cypress, southern-cypress, white cypress, tidewater red-cypress, sinker cypress, Gulf-cypress, red-cypress, … [Read more…]

Leaching of Flakeboard Produced From Recycled CCA-Treated Wood Into Deionized Water

Leaching of Flakeboard Produced From Recycled CCA-Treated Wood Into Deionized Water The disposal of preservative-treated wood is becoming a larger issue for the forest products industry due to increasing public concern and scrutiny as well as costs associated with traditional disposal, i.e., landfilling. Recycling of preservative-treated wood has great potential. In this study, flakeboard was … [Read more…]

Grain Patterns of Birdseye-Maple Wood

Photo courtesy of Dr. Terry Conners Unique Grain Patterns of Maple We all love unique grain patterns in wood.  “Figure” refers to the grain pattern of wood on the longitudinal plane of the tree (vertical direction).  Wood with figure displays a unique grain pattern from normal wood of the same species.  The figure of wood is, … [Read more…]