English name: Loblolly Pine
Latin name: Pinus taeda
Other name(s): Tatda pine
Features: Heartwood is reddish brown. Sapwood is yellowish white.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 30m, more than 0.4m in diameter, distributed in Southeastern United States, though also widely grown on plantations.
Material: Straight grained with a fine to medium texture. The heartwood is rated as moderate to low in decay resistance. Overall, Loblolly Pine works fairly well with most tools, and it glues and finishes well. No characteristic odor.
Applications: Loblolly Pine is commonly used for construction, such as: stringers, roof trusses, poles, joists, piles; as well as interior applications such as subflooring and sheathing. In exterior applications, it is usually pressure-treated with preservatives.