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.