Softwoods

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What is a Softwood?
The wood from a coniferous tree. Softwood trees have needles and exposed seeds, but do not have leaves.
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What is a Conifer/Coniferous Tree?
A tree which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen. Conifers are of major importance as the source of softwood.
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Name a type of Softwood
Pine; Fir; Spruce; Larch; Cedar; Redwood
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Describe an advantage of using Softwood
Cheap; Grow Faster; They come in more reliable sizes; They come in more reliable quality
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Name a product that is typically made from Softwoods
Paper; Shipping Containers; Grocery Bags; Corrugated Boxes
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Where are Softwood trees typically found?
They grow in cold or cool temperate climates. These are countries such as Canada, Scandinavia and Northern Russia.
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Describe why Pine is often used for woodworking projects
Pine absorbs finishes such as paint, varnish, oil and urethane, making it perfect for home woodworking projects.
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How long does it take for a Softwood to grow?
Softwood grows much quicker than Hardwood, sometimes taking as little as 25 years.
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What does the term 'Evergreen' mean?
An evergreen plant, bush, or tree has leaves for the whole year.
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Name a disadvantage of using Softwood
They break easily; They wear faster than Hardwoods
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What is a Conifer/Coniferous Tree?

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A tree which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen. Conifers are of major importance as the source of softwood.

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Name a type of Softwood

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Describe an advantage of using Softwood

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Name a product that is typically made from Softwoods

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