SoftwoodWhat is softwood?

So many species fall into various wood type categories. Cedar and Pine are typically easier types of wood, they are not so robust. This could be a great advantage in construction as it is stress-free to shape and work with. Regarding the burning aspect, it tends to burn much faster, not being such a long-lasting type of fuel to burn.

Read: Interesting article about Softwood.

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List of softwood species:

Wood Species Type
Alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) Coniferous (Softwood)
Araucaria Coniferous (Softwood)
Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) Coniferous (Softwood)
Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) Coniferous (Softwood)
Bald cypress, southern cypress (Taxodium distichum) Coniferous (Softwood)
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea) Coniferous (Softwood)
Black spruce (Picea mariana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Cedar (Cedrus) Coniferous (Softwood)
Celery-top pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius) Coniferous (Softwood)
Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) Coniferous (Softwood)
Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Coniferous (Softwood)
Cypress (Chamaecyparis, Cupressus, Taxodium) Coniferous (Softwood)
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Coniferous (Softwood)
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Eastern red cedar, (Juniperus virginiana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) Coniferous (Softwood)
European black pine (Pinus nigra) Coniferous (Softwood)
European larch (Larix decidua) Coniferous (Softwood)
European yew (Taxus baccata) Coniferous (Softwood)
Fir (Abies) Coniferous (Softwood)
Hemlock (Tsuga) Coniferous (Softwood)
Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) Coniferous (Softwood)
Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) Coniferous (Softwood)
Huon pine, Macquarie pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii) Coniferous (Softwood)
Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) Coniferous (Softwood)
Japanese nutmeg-yew, kaya (Torreya nucifera) Coniferous (Softwood)
Kauri (New Zealand) (Agathis australis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Larch (Larix) Coniferous (Softwood)
Lawson’s cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) Coniferous (Softwood)
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) Coniferous (Softwood)
Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) Coniferous (Softwood)
Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Coniferous (Softwood)
Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Monterey pine (Pinus radiata) Coniferous (Softwood)
Mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Noble fir (Abies procera) Coniferous (Softwood)
Nootka cypress (Cupressus nootkatensis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Norway spruce (Picea abies) Coniferous (Softwood)
Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia) Coniferous (Softwood)
Pine (Pinus) Coniferous (Softwood)
Pitch pine (Pinus rigida) Coniferous (Softwood)
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) Coniferous (Softwood)
Queensland kauri (Australia) (Agathis robusta) Coniferous (Softwood)
Red cedar Coniferous (Softwood)
Red pine (North America) (Pinus resinosa) Coniferous (Softwood)
Red spruce (Picea rubens) Coniferous (Softwood)
Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) Coniferous (Softwood)
Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) Coniferous (Softwood)
Scots pine, red pine (UK) (Pinus sylvestris) Coniferous (Softwood)
Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) Coniferous (Softwood)
Silver fir (Abies alba) Coniferous (Softwood)
Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Southern yellow pine Coniferous (Softwood)
Spruce (Picea) Coniferous (Softwood)
Sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) Coniferous (Softwood)
Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) Coniferous (Softwood)
Tamarack (Larix laricina) Coniferous (Softwood)
Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) Coniferous (Softwood)
Western larch (Larix occidentalis) Coniferous (Softwood)
Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) Coniferous (Softwood)
Western white pine (Pinus monticola) Coniferous (Softwood)
White cedar Coniferous (Softwood)
White pine Coniferous (Softwood)
White spruce (Picea glauca) Coniferous (Softwood)