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botanically, the xylem tissue that forms the bulk of the stem of a woody plant. Xylem conducts sap upward from the roots to the leaves, stores food in the form of complex carbohydrates, and provides support; it is made up of various types of cells specialized for each of
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hardwood

Timber from all trees except the conifers, which are called softwood. See also: Douglas fir
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hardwood

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Dense, close-grained wood of an angiospermous tree, such as oak, walnut, cherry, and maple.
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hardwood

1. A tree belonging to the angiosperms; usually broad-leaved and deciduous, such as cherry, mahogany, maple, oak, etc.
2. Wood cut from such trees.
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hardwood

1. the wood of any of numerous broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees, such as oak, beech, ash, etc., as distinguished from the wood of a conifer
2. any tree from which this wood is obtained
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Upstream, by 1905 "Memphis was the undisputed hardwood manufacturing center in the United States," allowing the city to dub itself the "Hardwood Capital of the World," a moniker that survived into the middle of the 20th century, according to Davis.
The UAE was the region"s strongest performer last year, with exports of US hardwood lumber to the market rising by 86 per cent in both volume and value to 24,597 cu m and $21.05 million, as compared to the previous year.
Nonetheless, a very buoyant construction sector in the UAE ahead of Dubai's World Expo 2020, is expected to keep demand for American hardwoods at a high level through this year and beyond.
In the past, estimates for hardwood lumber production at the state level for specific years have been developed from the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USDA FS) timber product output (TPO) reports using saw log consumption (mill receipts) information (Luppold and Dempsey 1994).
Quality Hardwood was founded in 2001 and has enjoyed steady success throughout its history.
"We concluded that the claims "solid hardwood", "100% solid hardwood" and "no veneer" were misleading."
"Somerset Hardwood Flooring has always been known for its ability to add warmth and beauty to American homes," he said.
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"The Mena region as a whole is demonstrating strong demand for American hardwoods. With the value of completed construction projects set to reach $81.6 billion in 2013, which represents a 19 percent increase over 2012, the outlook for the second half of the year looks positive.