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American holly, ... An American wood

R. M. Krinard

American holly, ... An American wood

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in [washington .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 5

SeriesU.S. Forest Service. FS [American wood] no. 242
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. illus.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25609046M


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American holly, ... An American wood by R. M. Krinard Download PDF EPUB FB2

American holly (Ilex opaca) (American woods) Unknown Binding – January 1, by Harold S Betts (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Harold S Betts.

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American holly Legal Status. Threatened and Endangered Information: This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place American holly to get a complete protected plant list for that location. New York. American holly.

Download American holly PDF “American Radicals is a brilliant and timely firecracker of a book. Following the lives and activism of a diverse and fascinating cast of characters—men and women, black and white, all of them fearless—Holly Jackson has crafted a tale as dynamic and lively as America itself.” —Karen Abbott, author of The Ghosts of Eden Park and Liar.

Common Name(s): Holly, American Holly. Scientific Name: Ilex opaca. Distribution: Eastern United States. Tree Size: ft ( m) tall, ft m) trunk diameter.

Average Dried Weight: 40 lbs/ft 3 ( kg/m 3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC), Janka Hardness: 1, lb f (4, N) Modulus of Rupture: 10, lb f /in 2 ( MPa).

Introduction: American holly is a broad-leaf evergreen with a beautiful shape, but with a variety of insect and disease problems. The tree offers clusters of red berries that persist throughout fall and winter. Male and female flowers are on separate trees, so trees of both sexes must be located within the same area to ensure fruit production.

Holly Overview. LATIN: ILEX OPACA ORIGIN: NORTH AMERICA. Holly is a domestic wood that is excellent turning, carving, and inlay. Very rare due to the slow rate of growth and small size of the trees that are harvested. Must be cut in winter to avoid blue-stain or graying of the wood.

Holly ranges in color from white to ivory. The American holly, called the evergreen or Christmas holly (Ilex opaca Aiton) was named the state tree of Delaware on 1 May [14] Holly fruit (drupes) appear late in the season, and whether due to the need to ripen or being a food of last resort, often last until midwinter.

American holly (Ilex opaca), the state tree of Delaware, is a fantastic tree, with brilliant red berries and dark green leaves that are popular decorations during the Christmas season.

Distribution: American holly grows from Massachusettes, Connecticut and New York, southwest to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma, south to Texas and east to Florida. General Characteristics: The holly tree has spiny evergreen leaves and red berries on the female trees.

American Holly. Available in 1/2" & 3/4" S2S, 4/4 - 8/4 lumber, thins & veneer, pen blanks, turning squares, dowels, and acoustic guitar sets. Showing of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 > Holly American holly (Shorts) 1 x / x American Holly American holly opaca) /8" x /8" x /8" turning blank-whitest naturally occuring wood - non-descript - inlay - marquetry (#7).

More favorably, holly leaves and berries have been touted in folklore as a cure for smallpox, a speedy mender of broken bones, and an all-around lucky charm. The wood has quite a reputation. As the whitest wood known, holly provides inlay for expensive furniture, the bodies of fine brushes, and even imitation ivory piano keys.

American Holly produces the whitest wood of any American tree. The tree grows to heights of up to 60 ft. and can be as large as ft.

in diameter. Generally, Holly tends to be a rather bushy shrub that is ft. high and has numerous branches having the appearance of a gum drop if growing in the open.

Holly is. The wood of American holly is tough and hard but not strong. It is close-grained and moderately heavy, weighing about kg/m³ (40 lb/ft³). Specific gravity is (oven-dry) and about green.

It is one of the whitest woods known, with white sapwood and ivory-white heartwood. English holly (I. aquifolium), a tree growing to 15 metres (nearly 50 feet) tall, bears shining spiny dark evergreen leaves and usually red fruits. The somewhat taller American holly (I. opaca) has oblong prickly leaves and usually red fruits.

There are. Woodcraft Woodshop - American Holly 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" Wood Pen Blank 5pc. $ out of 5 stars (1) Review. Write a Review. In Stock. Qty: Add to Cart. Add to Wish List. Learn More; This wood is milled from the familiar landscaping broadleaf evergreen native to the eastern United States.

Holly is a close grained, moderately heavy, creamy. Look at the color of the leaves. English holly has a deep green color and glossy finish. American holly leaves are a lighter, yellow-green with a dull sheen.

HOLLY WOOD Holly is one of the whitest of all woods. Very popular for inlay work. It shows very little grain. Holly trees grow with so many branches that it is hard to get long clear cuttings.

Characteristics of Holly. books voters list created June 12th, by Elle Chardou. Tags: entertainment-industry, hollywood, pop-culture, setting 22 likes Like. After a bit of legend and lore by a founder of the Holly Society of America, informative chapters reveal myriad ways to use hollies in the garden, for topiaries, and as bonsai.

In addition to providing extensive botanical background, an expansive section describes hundreds of species in a definitive format, with the book's final section devoted Reviews: 8. Get the best deals for american holly lumber at We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items.

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In Last Call for Caviar, and its sequel Maya Rising, she writes with an insider’s perspective about her adopted country, as well as the neighboring principality of Monaco. American Holly should be located on fertile, well-drained but moist, slightly acid soils below pH.

Berry production is highest in full sun on female trees. American Holly foliage thins during drought but insect and disease infestations are usually minimal. Hundreds of cultivars of American Holly have been developed and hybridized over the.

The American holly tree has been popular since the beginning of American history, having served the Native Americans with wood for many different applications and berries that were used for buttons and barter. It was said to be a favorite of George Washington, and more than a dozen hollies he planted are still evident today.

Holly is a plant. There are many types (species) of holly. English holly and American holly are used as ornamental Christmas greens.

The leaves of these and other holly species are used to make. American Holly is an award winning evergreen tree.

Perfectly suited to an easy-to-grow living wall for privacy or to block out noise. For a hedge planting that fills fast, you still want to plant your American Hollies feet apart. The excellent pyramidal shape makes this a great accent evergreen that will grow in any soil, even hard.

Geographic Distribution: The wood commonly known as American Holly, or just Holly in the Americas, is known to botanists as Ilex opaca. opaca is native to the eastern United States in a large area.

From the maritime forests of Massachusetts, I. opaca is scattered along the coast to Delaware. It grows inland into several Pennsylvania counties and abundantly southward throughout the coastal. Stipple engraving showing leaves and fruit on a branch of American holly (Ilex opaca), an evergreen tree in the family Aquifoliaceae native to North tree is described as follows by the author: The American holly, in its pyramidical shape and in its brilliant evergreen foliage, bears a striking resemblance to the European species, Ilex aquifolium.

The American Holly is a true tree and has a tall straight central trunk and has a cone shaped canopy. I am sure that they can get very tall, but the ones here are less than forty feet tall.

I certainly would not consider cutting down an American Holly just to get some turning wood. Supposedly, holly is the whitest of all woods.

Growing well in full sun to partial shade, American holly should be located on fertile, well-drained but moist, slightly acid soils below pH. Berry production is highest in full sun on female trees. American holly foliage thins during drought but insect and disease infestations are usually minimal.

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Holly lumber is a tough, heavy wood and is noted to be hard in all categories. WORKING PROPERTIES: The irregular grain pattern of Holly Lumber makes it extremely difficult when sawing or planing the wood.

With very sharp knives or wood working tools, Holly machines very well. The American holly was named Delaware’s official tree in when the state was the leading exporter of holly Christmas wreaths. The wood is cream-colored and can be used as decorative inlay on furniture.

Holly was big business in Delaware in the s and s. American Holly is a fairly common understory tree, American Holly is easy to identify, with prickly evergreen leaves, smooth bark, and red fruits (on female trees) that last through the winter.

Our only similar species is Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta), which has distinctively shaped leaves and is smaller in stature. Person Co., NC 4/1/ Holly is an interesting domestic wood. Those who know of it prize it for its consistent pale white color which typically slows little to no discernible grain patterns.

Although it has traditionally been used as an ornamental or accent wood, it has enjoyed a recent surge of popularity among turners for its fine aesthetic and turning properties.

In certain applications, it has been dyed black. Comments: Holly is typically used only for ornamental and decorative purposes. It has a fairly large shrinkage rate, with a lot of seasonal movement in service, and its strength properties are mediocre for a hardwood.

Related Species: American Holly; Cape Holly. Bird-watchers have recorded the complete stripping of all berries from a 35 ft.

tall holly in less than 30 seconds by a flock of cedar waxwings. The American holly is not considered poisonous to man or animals. The wood is hard and tough but lacks strength. American Holly 2" x 2" x 12" Wood Turning Stock. Canarywood /2" x /2" x 6" Wood Turning Stock.

Canarywood 3" x 3" x 12" Wood Turning Stock. Canarywood 3" x 6" x 6" Wood Turning Stock. Canarywood 3" x 8" x 8" Wood Turning Stock. Filter Results. Sort by: Sort. Quick View. Item Model P Woodcraft Woodshop - American Holly 3/4" x. American Holly Tree for Sale Online. American Holly Trees (Ilex opaca), also known as White Holly or Christmas Holly, are beautiful, fast-growing holly evergreen trees that keep their vibrant deep green leaves and red berries through the winter.

The red glow of the berries contrasts well against the dark green foliage and makes a beautiful ornamental tree.American holly has been described as the whitest wood known, with white sapwood and ivory -white heart-wood. The color of the latter makes American holly distinct among North American woods.

Some American holly has a bluish cast, but this is from bacteria stain. The wood is .