Loblolly Pine Board

#34 - 2” thick x 4” wide x 11” long Loblolly Pine “board.”

This piece of wood was milled from a tree from a timber stand near Asheboro, NC, which was hit by a tornado. Evident across one 2” face and diagonally across one 4” face of this “board” wide bands interrupt the axial lines of the wood’s grain pattern. These bands are a compression fracture caused by the bending of the tree during the tornado. Tree stood for years before stand was logged. All logs and lumber for stand were condemned due to compression fractures and chipped for making paper. Compression fractures are internal defects which cause standing trees to be dangerous.

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