SOFTWOODS TOP 5
- PINE-Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere
- ASH-There are 16 species of ash of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.
- HICKORY-There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern States, eight of which are commercially important
- BEECH-The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States.
- BIRCH-There are many species of birch. The yellow birch is the most commercially important