softwoods page


NOTE: unless otherwise specifically stated, all of the images shown on this
page are of 1/4" square end grain cross sections shown at 12X with the top
of the image towards the bark and the bottom towards the pith so that
earlywood is towards the bottom of the growth rings and latewood is towards the top

general characteristics of pine end grain:

The organization of this page is generally alphebetical by species name.
The common names of pines are generally numerous for each species and I
have generally just used the name under which the sample was presented to me.