A guide to American softwood species


Softwoods have been exported from the United States for over 400 years. Today, America is recognized worldwide as a sustainable source of top quality timber.

This popularity is based on:

  • Standardization of sizes and stress ratings
  • Quality control through the enforcement of a single
    unified grading system
  • Strength and durability
  • Suitability for preservative and fire-retardant treatments
  • Construction standardization.