Post:Trees, Lumberjacking, and You: What in the world is THAT? - 06/20/2015 - 10:16
|Trees, Lumberjacking, and You: What in the world is THAT? · on 06/20/2015 10:16 AM CDT||60|
| Hi everyone!
While this isn't a full list of trees in the lumberjacking system by any means, I wanted to give you all some descriptive information on the Elanthia-specific ones as well as a few that exist IRL, but are either slightly different in their DR version, or are maybe a bit less commonly known to the bulk of non-forestry/lumber professionals in many countries.
All listings are in Tree Name (typical biome) format. All also include info on the tree itself as well as the wood.
Especially prized by bowyers both for its function and its place in folklore, the dark grey azurelle wood bares a slight bluish sheen that is emphasized when polished. Tales amongst archers say that bows made from azurelle should ideally be shaped so that the wispy graining of the wood flows along the weapon's length. This is said to be a charm to ensure that the winds always favor the aim of the archer wielding such a bow.
With its striking, zebra-like contrasts, and bold figuring, bocote wood can be very eye-catching. It has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Its grain patterns tend to be interlocked, its texture medium and uniform, and its natural lustre results from being slightly oily to the touch.
Whatever their origin, darkspine trees produce a prized wood noted for its pale coloration and jagged reddish brown graining.
Durian wood planes to a smooth finish and is reddish brown.
Properly cut and polished, the wood and gold form a harmonious blend of colors and textures.
Kapok wood is a pinkish white to ashy brown in color, with a straight grain.
This strange growth pattern is the source of the tree's name, though the flat tan to greyish color of both the bark and the nearly grainless wood itself also contribute to its rock-like reputation.
Tamaraks are small to medium sized boreal deciduous conifer trees. The bark of a tamarak is flaky and pink, with a more reddish hue often visible beneath the flaking sections. The leaves are needle-like, short, and a light blue green color that becomes bright yellow before they fall in the autumn, leaving the pale pinkish-brown shoots bare until the next spring.
Tamarak heartwood ranges from yellow to an orangish-brown. Its narrow sapwood is nearly white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Planed sections of tamarak wood can exhibit a lot of interesting patterns in the growth rings, and knots are common but are usually small. The grain of this wood is generally straight or spiraled, and its texture is medium to fine with a greasy or oily feel.
Lelori wood is hard and coarse-grained, with an especially light, green-tinged hue that persists even when dry. The wood is resinous and durable.
Moabi heartwood is most often a uniform pinkish brown. This color tends to darken with age, with some more rare examples displaying a deep reddish brown hue. The sapwood is grayish brown with little variation. The wood's grain is most often straight to wavy, with a fine, even texture, though figured grain patterns are also seen, such as pommele, quilted, mottled, and beeswing.
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