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Pine, Virginia

Pine, Virginia (Pinus virginiana)

Pine, Virginia is a domestic softwood

Location

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana), also known as Jersey and scrub pine, grows from New Jersey and Virginia throughout the Appalachian region to Georgia and the Ohio Valley. It is classified as a minor species in the grading rules for the Southern Pine species group.

Characteristics

The heartwood is orange, and the sapwood is nearly white and relatively wide. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately strong, moderately hard, and moderately stiff and has moderately high shrinkage and high shock resistance.

Primary Uses

Virginia pine is used for lumber, railroad crossties, mine timbers, and pulpwood.
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