Re: [bolger] Re: RE; PINE PLYWOOD
- And was a favorite building wood of the late Robb White if I remember
John Kohnen wrote:
> Your N. Carolina "poplar" is yellow poplar, tulip poplar, or tulip tree --
> Liriodendron tulipifera. It's not even remotely related to cottonwood or
> it's poplar relatives -- Populus spp. Makes things confusing, doesn't it?
> On Sun, 09 Dec 2007 22:11:17 -0800, Patrick C wrote:
>> Also, though the
>> wood seems similar (though I don't recall noticing a greenish tint in
>> cottonwood logs), it seems to me that the cottonwood leaves were a
>> different shape from the poplar leaves here in North Carolina. Been a
>> few years, though, so I could be misremembering.
>> I can attest to poplar's lack of resistance to rot -- it does indeed
>> decay faster than it dries in a humid environment. You sure can get wide
>> planks out of it, though. Not to mention big bowls and trays.