how many species of trees are used for lumber



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    There are various species of trees used for lumber. These include softwood and hardwood trees. Softwood trees are generally used to construct structural lumber such as plywood, etc. Hardwood trees are generally used to construct lumber, furniture, picture frames, etc.

    Softwood species include:

    Loblolly, slash, shortleaf, and longleaf pine

    Hardwood species include:

    Red oak, white oak, ash, poplar, and pecan

    Some unique species are used for specific products or services. These species are generally local to their surrounding areas and can include the following:

    Mine timbers in West Virginia

    Charcoal wood in Tennessee

    Persimmon in Mississippi

    Cooperage in Illinois

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