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How is lumber made?

The chair you are sitting on was perhaps once part of a tree that grew in a forest.   Lumber, as we know, is the wood of trees that has been sawed into planks, boards, etc. Before tree can be sawed into lumber, it must be cut down and transported to the sawmill. The logs are …

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What is a timberline?

Some mountains have trees growing clear to their tops, but on many high mountains there is a line above which trees stop growing. The place where trees stop growing is called the “timberline”.  Trees don’t grow above it because they cannot survive the freezing temperatures there. Above the timberline the mountainside is likely to be …

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What is a rain forest?

A rain forest is a very dense and dark forest that grows in a land where the rainfall is very heavy.  A rain forest is a large, very thick forest in a land where rain is very heavy throughout the year.  The closely crowded trees need at least 80, and often much more, inches of rain each …

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What is the tallest tree?

The tallest trees are the California Redwoods.  The tallest towers some 366 feet in height. In the magnificent redwood forests along the Pacific Coast from Central California to southern Oregon you can look up at the world’s tallest trees.  The tips of the loftiest redwoods tower more than 350 feet above the ground.  The tallest …

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