There are three or four descriptions of this timber in the market, which will now be described.

As a rule American pine is in many respects inferior to that from the Baltic. It is generally weaker, and comparatively wanting in durability. On the other hand, it is clean, free from defects, and easily worked.

American Red Pine (Pinus rubra), also Pinus resinosa, takes its name from the red colour of its bark, and is known generally as Canada Red Pine.

1 Seddon.

2 Newland.

Where found. - Canada.

Appearance

Reddish white, clean fine grain. Very like Memel, but with larger knots.

Characteristics

Small timber, very solid in centre, not much sap or pith, tough, elastic, does not warp or split, moderately strong, few large knots, very durable where well ventilated, adheres well to glue, not much loss in conversion.

Uses

By cabinetmakers for veneering, sometimes for internal fittings of houses.

Market forms. - Logs 16 to 50 feet long, 10 to 18 inches square, and about 40 cubic feet in content; classed as "large," "mixed," and "building" sizes.