- Kraemer, J. Hugo
Department of Forestry and Conservation, Agricultural Experiment Station, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Red Pine, Pinus vesinosa Sol. was formerly one of the more important timber trees, particularly in the Lake States region. Now, although the old growth is nearly gone, thousands of acres of plantations of this species have been established in the northeastern United States because of its desirable qualities as a tree and the wide variety of uses for which the wood is suitable. It seemed desireable, therefore, to evaluate the relationships between the various influencing factors and the mechanical properties of the wood to provide information which could serve for the guidance of the owners and managers of young stands and for the users of the wood produced.