I was eager to finish this book and begin work on my staves, and I realised that all of them were diffuse-porous (mine are all maple + sycamore). you can imagine my vexation upon looking at my end grain in confusion, looking for alternating latewood and early wood that isn't there. What's more, is that nothing more in this book is stated about diffuse-porous woods.
So, for diffuse-porous trees, is the pigmented line the latewood, or is there simply no difference in colour between early and latewood- this would suggest that early wood is as strong as latewood, which doesn't entirely make sense to me as that would imply latewood as I understand it, doesn't exist in diffuse-porous woods. Assuming this is the case, Is it correct to use the pigment line on the end of a growth ring on my stave as the guide for the crown?
Honestly it feels like there's a practical joke that's gone 28 inches over my head, if you get what I mean.
Got these for free at Big box store...using as bonsai stock. They said it was a white pine but since only 3 needles per group instead of 5, I doubt it.
What is this conifer?
Link: What's this tree https://imgur.com/gallery/ETzk3BQ
What do you prefer?