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Story of Native Timbers and Shrubs. J DECEIVED
From a talk given before the Kiwanis CluB'"'hT'Mr?"'fiarid'&*--4h,acy at the
Ben Lomond Hotel.
Red pine — Strong and tough and u»s used for studding, joits, 2 x 4rs, etc.
Yellow Pine — Used for flooring mostly because of its fine, straight grain.
White Pine — Used for casings, jams, window frames, etc. because it is very
easy to work. Butter and cheese boxes (no odor)
Cottonwood-Round leaf — Grows along streams and wet places in the valle ya,
is very light, tough, fiberous and canH be sjj>lit. las used for making
ox-yokes, canoes, hog-troughs, flumes, etc.
Cottonwood-Long leaf — Is very light, soft and brittle and grows high in
the mountains, Was used for house logs and firewood.
Red Cedar —Buckets, churns, bowls, potato mashers, etc. were made from the
straight grained pieces of red cedar and fence posts and fire wood fron the
twisted, crooked pieces.
Balsam - Black —Used for heavy bridge timbers, building joists, etc.
Balsam - White — Wood is soft and brittle and was quite extensively used
in small houses and for fire wood.
Ojuakenasp — Grows high in mountains and was used principally for fire wood
and fence poles.
Native maple and oak —Used principally for fire wood.
Mountain Mahogany —Is very hard and close grained and is hard to work. Was
used to make canes, harrow teeth, potato mashers and fire wood. A few plow
mole boards were made from this wood.
Black Willows *- Used chiefly for building live willow fencea as live shoots
will grow when stuck in the ground.
White and Button Willows — Small straight willows, used mostly for weaving