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Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 10:56 AM
I'm negotiating purchasing a conifer log. The heartwood has a pink color, almost a hot pink, that only gets more and more red as it is exposed to the sun. Two boards are in the kiln, to see what the effects of kiln drying are. The supplier does not know what species the tree is; only that it's a conifer. Anybody have any idea what this may be? It's not the boxwood that gets the pink; it's definitely a softwood. Thanks.

Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 10:56 AM
I'm negotiating purchasing a conifer log. The heartwood has a pink color, almost a hot pink, that only gets more and more red as it is exposed to the sun. Two boards are in the kiln, to see what the effects of kiln drying are. The supplier does not know what species the tree is; only that it's a conifer. Anybody have any idea what this may be? It's not the boxwood that gets the pink; it's definitely a softwood. Thanks.

Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 10:56 AM
I'm negotiating purchasing a conifer log. The heartwood has a pink color, almost a hot pink, that only gets more and more red as it is exposed to the sun. Two boards are in the kiln, to see what the effects of kiln drying are. The supplier does not know what species the tree is; only that it's a conifer. Anybody have any idea what this may be? It's not the boxwood that gets the pink; it's definitely a softwood. Thanks.

Greg H
02-10-2004, 11:29 AM
Dogwood is not a conifer

Could be Dougfir
Doesn't smell like cedar or arborvitae, does it?

Greg H
02-10-2004, 11:29 AM
Dogwood is not a conifer

Could be Dougfir
Doesn't smell like cedar or arborvitae, does it?

Greg H
02-10-2004, 11:29 AM
Dogwood is not a conifer

Could be Dougfir
Doesn't smell like cedar or arborvitae, does it?

Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 11:41 AM
It doesn't have a cedar smell about it. It almost has a flowery scent, but not quite. The piece I looked at was about 12' long, and extremely flexible (of course it is still wet).

Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 11:41 AM
It doesn't have a cedar smell about it. It almost has a flowery scent, but not quite. The piece I looked at was about 12' long, and extremely flexible (of course it is still wet).

Garrett Lowell
02-10-2004, 11:41 AM
It doesn't have a cedar smell about it. It almost has a flowery scent, but not quite. The piece I looked at was about 12' long, and extremely flexible (of course it is still wet).

Ken Hutchins
02-10-2004, 02:11 PM
It might even be white pine, which will turn pink if the tree dies before being cut.

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Ken Hutchins
02-10-2004, 02:11 PM
It might even be white pine, which will turn pink if the tree dies before being cut.

[ 02-10-2004, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: Ken Hutchins ]

Ken Hutchins
02-10-2004, 02:11 PM
It might even be white pine, which will turn pink if the tree dies before being cut.

[ 02-10-2004, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: Ken Hutchins ]

Greg H
02-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Where is the log from? That might narrow it down a bit.

Greg H
02-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Where is the log from? That might narrow it down a bit.

Greg H
02-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Where is the log from? That might narrow it down a bit.

Bob Smalser
02-10-2004, 07:46 PM
Too hard without pics of the bark and a sliver of the endgrain.

Normally pink DF goes bright red when infected with disease like this one that begins the discoloration from the top down.

The discoloration doesn't hurt the wood in its early stages.

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/3223936/39522701.jpg

Any sawmills around where you can go look at some local logs?

Bob Smalser
02-10-2004, 07:46 PM
Too hard without pics of the bark and a sliver of the endgrain.

Normally pink DF goes bright red when infected with disease like this one that begins the discoloration from the top down.

The discoloration doesn't hurt the wood in its early stages.

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/3223936/39522701.jpg

Any sawmills around where you can go look at some local logs?

Bob Smalser
02-10-2004, 07:46 PM
Too hard without pics of the bark and a sliver of the endgrain.

Normally pink DF goes bright red when infected with disease like this one that begins the discoloration from the top down.

The discoloration doesn't hurt the wood in its early stages.

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/3223936/39522701.jpg

Any sawmills around where you can go look at some local logs?