Information on Oregon Wood Species

Species Data - Table of Relative Working and Physical Properties (metric, inch-pound)

Oregon Conifers

Note: The publication Conifers of the Pacific Northwest is currently being developed and will provide detailed information on the biology, harvesting & utilization, and wood properties of each of Oregon's major conifer (softwood) species.

Links below will direct you to:

  • Silvics - information on habitat (native range, climate, soils and topography), life history (reproduction & early growth, sapling & pole stage to maturity), special uses, and genetics (Source: Silvics of North America)
  • Wood Properties - information on general wood characteristics (color, odor, etc.), weight, mechanical properties, shrinkage, kiln schedule, working properties, durability, preservation, uses, and toxicity (Source: The Center for Wood Anatomy Research, U.S. Forest Products Lab)
Douglas-fir Silvics Wood Properties
Cedars
     Alaska Yellow-Cedar Silvics Wood Properties
     Incense-Cedar Silvics Wood Properties
     Port-Orford-Cedar Silvics Wood Properties
     Western Redcedar Silvics Wood Properties
Hemlocks
     Mountain Hemlock Silvics Wood Properties
     Western Hemlock Silvics Wood Properties
Juniper Silvics Wood Properties
Larch Silvics Wood Properties
Pines
     Jeffrey Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Knobcone Pine Silvics N/A
     Limber Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Lodgepole Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Ponderosa Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Sugar Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Western White Pine Silvics Wood Properties
     Whitebark Pine Silvics N/A
Redwood Silvics Wood Properties
Spruces
     Brewer Spruce Silvics N/A
     Engelmann Spruce Silvics Wood Properties
     Sitka Spruce Silvics Wood Properties
True Firs
     California Red Fir Silvics Wood Properties
     Grand Fir Silvics Wood Properties
     Noble Fir Silvics Wood Properties
     Pacific Silver Fir Silvics Wood Properties
     Subalpine Fir Silvics Wood Properties
     White Fir Silvics Wood Properties
Yew Silvics Wood Properties

 

Oregon Broadleaved Trees

Information excerpted from the publication Hardwoods of the Pacific Northwest can be found by following the links below.