Preliminary lumber recovery for dead and live Engelmann spruce
In the pilot episode of Acoustic Addicts acoustic guitar expert Richard Caruso and top-shelf guitar player Carl Franklin produce controlled recordings of a Taylor K20 (all koa), a Taylor 714ce (rosewood back and sides with an engelmann spruce
top), a Santa Cruz Roy Southerner (mahogany back and sides with a sitka spruce top) and a McPherson 4.
Much of the wood Maize mills is from "reclaimed" sources: walnut trees downed in road-building, bug-killed Canadian red cedar and Engelmann spruce
, Sitka spruce salvaged from old logging rafts, and pear trees from demolished orchards.
Other elements can be Engelmann Spruce
and Colorado Blue Spruce, which are not affected by MPB.
The purpose of this study was to determine if tonewood qualities of Interior spruce, a common name used to describe the grouping of Engelmann spruce
(Picea engelannii [Parry] Engelm.
This year's tree, a 67-foot Engelmann spruce
, came from Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest.
The second and third biggest new champions are also conifers: a 486-point Engelmann spruce
near Loman, Idaho, and a 485-point Jeffrey pine in Yosemite National Park.
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), western white pine (Pinus monticola), and grand fir (Abies grandis) have less effect on cement hydration, whereas Engelmann spruce
(Picea engelmanni), western redcedar (Thuja plicata), and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) have a moderate effect on cement setting.
About 90 acres of burned woods were reforested in 2004; this year 30,000 lodgepole pine and Engelmann spruce
will be planted to reforest 100 more, benefiting both watershed conditions and wildlife.
Gjovik (1983) found similar results, concluding that "ACA provided preservative penetration equal to or better than that of CCA" on Engelmann spruce
(Picea Engelmanii Parry).
Whitebark is a slow-growing tree that doesn't compete well with other conifers, especially more shade-tolerant trees like subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce
," she adds.