Wood cut from coniferous trees which belong to the botanical group Gymnospermae.
Wood obtained from evergreen, cone-bearing species of trees, such as pines, spruces and hemlocks. This imparts the strength properties to the paper.
timbers from trees such as pines and cypresses; in Australia most softwood comes from pine plantations ( see hardwood)
A coniferous tree, usually evergreen, having needles or scalelike leaves.
Wood from trees commonly referred to as conifers or evergreens, classified botanically as Gymnosperm, which in almost all cases do not seasonally shed their foliage. Although generally softer than hardwoods, the degree of hardness does not enter into determining whether a wood is a hardwood or softwood. Softwoods are usually manufactured to standard sizes with a primary end-use in mind as construction lumber. Hardwood lumber is cut to random widths and lengths to maximize the value and yield of the log. Its end use is often undetermined at the time the lumber is cut.
Coniferous woods. Conifer wood is wood that comes from "…predominately evergreen, cone bearing trees such as pine, spruce, hemlock or fir."
A term used in the timber trade to describe the wood of most conifers (gymnosperms), as distinct from the hardwood, broadleaved species (angiosperms).
A forestry term for coniferous, needle-leaved trees and the forests they form.
One of the botanical groups of trees that has persistent needlelike or scale like leaves; softwoods are evergreen (only three important native species being deciduous), have longer length fibers than hardwoods, do not contain vessels and have seeds naked; also known as "cone bearers" or "conifers".
Timber cut from pine trees.
Lumber from needle-leafed trees, usually evergreens that bear their seeds in cones (coniferous).
Generally one of the botanical groups of trees that have no vessels and in most cases, needlelike or scale-like leaves. Examples include evergreen trees, conifers, cone-bearing trees or wood cut from these trees.
Wood of any tree with cones (pine, cedar and spruce). Softwoods provide light, buoyant and easily cut timbers.
Trees that produce seeds outside of a seed pod.
a general term for the wood of trees that remain green all year.
Wood from coniferous or needlebearing species of trees (not necessarily soft in texture or of low density).
any tree in the gymnosperm group, including pines, hemlocks, larches, spruces, firs, and junipers. Softwoods often are called conifers although some, such as junipers and yews do not produce cones.
Comes from cone-bearing trees with needles or scale-like leaves (e.g. pine, spruce and hemlock).
the wood of pine trees and their relatives (or the trees that produce their seeds in cones).
Timber from coniferous trees.
A cone-bearing tree species, usually evergreen, with needles or scale-like leaves. Examples include pine, spruce, fir, and cedar.
the wood of needle-bearing trees or conifers.
Generally lumber from a conifer such as pine or cedar. The name softwood does not refer to the density of the wood. There are some hardwoods, such as Balsa, which are softer than some softwoods, like Southern Yellow Pine.
Timber of coniferous trees; wood that is easy to cut.
Evergreen trees, conifers, cone-bearing trees or wood cut from these trees. Softwood lumber has long been the mainstay of the residential construction industry where it is used in relatively large-sized pieces. Though some of this wood, such as that used for siding, must be of good appearance, most requires only adequate strength. Because of these factors, and because construction requires material of uniform size which can be stockpiled economically (meaning a relatively small number of standard sizes), softwood lumber is manufactured to standard sizes and is measured accordingly.
wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
made of the easy-to-cut wood of a coniferous tree, as e.g. pine; "softwood lumber"
a soft wood and a Hardwood is a hard wood
Wood manufactured from trees with needles or scalelike leaves, has no reference to actual hardness of the wood.
Any of the generally coniferous, gymnospermous trees with sieve cells for the conduction of nutrient solutions, whcih include pine, spruce, etc., and some trees with much harder wood. Timber which is light and easily cut.
Easily worked wood or wood from a conebearing tree.
A softwood is the wood from a conifer, such as a pine tree. Tree species defined by anatomical characteristics that commonly (but not always) produce softer, lighter timber. Pinus is the principal softwood plantation genus in Australia.
Wood from needle-bearing trees such as cedar and pine; susceptible to marks and dings
A tree belonging to the Order Coniferales. Softwood trees are usually evergreen, bear cones, and have needles or scale-like leaves. They include pine, spruces, firs, and cedars.
General term referring to any variety of coniferous trees having narrow, needle-like or scale-like leaves. The term does not refer to the actual softness of the wood.
Trees that have needle-shaped leaves; also called evergreens because they remain green throughout the year
Term used to describe all needle-leaved trees. These species are typically evergreen, retaining their leaves through two or more growing seasons. Larches, including tamarack, are exceptions, being deciduous "softwoods"
A cone-bearing tree or wood from such trees (Douglas-fir, cedar, pine).
A general term referring to any variety of trees having narrow, needle-like or scale-like leaves, generally coniferous. The term has nothing to do with the actual softness of the wood; some "softwoods" are harder than certain "hardwood" species.
used to designate all coniferous (cone bearing species) as a class, including pines, hemlock, larch or hackmatack, spruces, balsam fir, and cedar.
Wood derived from coniferous trees.
Woods are grouped into two groups: those that have leaves and those that have cones. Woods that have leaves are referred to as hardwoods. Woods that have cones are referred to as softwoods. It is to be noted that some softwoods, such as yellow pine, are very hard whereas some hardwoods, such as balsa and basswood, are quite soft.
Wood from trees having long fibers. Softwood fibers are used in papermaking to impart strength to a sheet of paper and are also noted for their exceptional absorbency.
Wood from trees having needles rather than broad leaves. The term does not necessarily refer to the softness of the wood.
wood from coniferous or needle-bearing species of trees (not necessarily soft or low density)
Usually refers to a coniferous tree. Also can be used to describe the wood from such trees.
Wood from coniferous trees having long fibers.
One of two basic categories of timber. The softwoods are conifers which generally have leaves in the form of needles, usually evergreen. See hardwood.
The non-porous wood of and cone-bearing, needle-leaved tree, regardless of whether the wood is in fact hard or soft...pine, fir, hemlock, etc.
The group of trees (fir, pine, spruce) characterised by its needles and being evergreen. The term does not refer to the hardness of the wood.
Group of wood species including the following pulpwoods: pine and spruce
Coniferous (cone - bearing) evergreen trees commonly but not always with needle-like leaves. Cones bear naked seeds.
Cone-bearing trees with needles or scale-like leaves; also refers to the wood produced by these trees. Softwoods are the predominant tree type in coniferous forests.
Pine and other softwoods come from coniferous trees. Softwoods are much more likely to scratch and dent than hardwood and have a wider grain. Heat and moisture can cause cracking and warping.
wood from an evergreen tree which keeps it leaves in winter
Cone-bearing trees with needles or scale-like leaves. This is the predominant tree type in coniferous forests.
Wood of pine, spruce, or other conifers; with the advantage of having long fibres which enhance the strength of paper
Generally considered to be the wood of conifers, although the wood of some conifers is harder than that of some hardwoods. See the definition of hardwood for a further explaination.
Generally obtained from coniferous trees. Does not refer to the specific density or resistance to wear and abuse.
Cone-bearing tree with needles or scale-like leaves that is the predominant tree type in coniferous forests.
General term used to describe lumber or veneer produced from needle and/or cone bearing trees. (See "HARDWOOD".)
The wood of coniferous trees or conifers themselves
A general term for timber of trees classified botanically as Gymnosperm. Commercial timbers of this group are nearly all conifers. The term has no reference to the relative hardness of the wood.
A cone-bearing tree species, usually evergreen, with needles or scale-like leaves such as pine, spruce, fir and cedar.
WOOD FROM A CONE-BEARING TREE, OR ANY OTHER EASILY WORKED WOOD.
A tree belonging to the order Coniferales. Softwood trees are usually evergreen, bear cones and have needles or scalelike leaves. Examples include pines, spruces, firs and cedars. See conifer.
A term used in reference to the relative softness of the wood in a tree. Examples of softwoods include Colorado Spruce, and White Pine.
Wood from coniferous trees such as pine and spruce.
Wood from conifers such as pine and fir.
Wood primarily of a conifer or evergreen, e.g., pine, spruce, douglas fir, etc.
Easily worked wood or wood from a cone bearing tree.
General term used to describe lumber produced froom needle and/or cone bearing trees (Conifers).
A "softwood" can also be called an " evergreen" or " conifer" tree. However, it is inaccurate to call all conifers "pines"! There are only three native pine tree species in the U.P. (white, red & jack) and seven species of non-pine conifers (balsam fir, hemlock, cedar, black & spruce, tamarack, and yew). True pines (genus Pinus) make up only 15% of the number of conifers in the U.P. [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location
Softwoods are conifers, evergreen and cone-bearing trees. Softwoods include cedar, fir, hemlock, pine, redwood and spruce. They are usually used as structural lumber such as 2x4s and 2x6s, with limited decorative applications.
Wood from coniferous trees, pine and spruce. Has longer and stronger fibres than hardwood.
One of the botanical groups of trees that has persistent needle-like or scale-like leaves; softwoods are evergreen and have longer-length fibers than hardwoods.
Conifer wood, such as pine and redwood, which can be used for framing, sheathing, trim, flooring and also for cabinets and furniture.
Lumber derived from coniferous trees, such as pines, firs, cedars, or redwoods. Home Improvement Encyclopedia
A general term for a coniferous tree species and for the wood produced from such trees. Has little or nothing to do with actual or relative wood hardness.
flooring made from easy-to-saw conifer or evergreens, such as pine, spruce, or fir
Softwood is the wood from conifers. In addition "softwood" is an adjective applied to the trees that produce such wood: softwood trees include pine, spruce, cedar, fir, larch, douglas-fir, hemlock, cypress, redwood and yew.