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Lignum Vitae

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Lignum Vitae

  • Lignum Vitae is also called Guayacan, Palo santo (Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Venezuela, and Colombia).
  • The tree grows in the West Indies, coastal regions of tropical Mexico, on west coast of Central America, and on the northern fringe of Colombia and adjacent areas in Venezuela.
  • The Lignum Vitae tree usually grows to 20 or 30 ft in height.
  • The heartwood is dark greenish brown to almost black and sharply demarcated from the narrow pale yellow or cream-colored sapwood. The wood's texture very fine; grain is strongly interlocked; a slight scent is evident when warmed or rubbed. It has a characteristic oily feel due to the resin content that may be as high as one-fourth of the air-dry weight.

-- from Righteous Wood
(modified 2014/09/09)

Lilac

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Lilac

  • The purple lilac was first imported from England and planted at the Portsmouth home of Governor Benning Wentworth in 1750.
  • The lilac became the New Hampshire state flower in 1919.

-- from New Hampshire Almanac
(modified 2014/09/09)

Lombardy Poplar

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Lombardy Poplar

  • Lombary Poplars can grow to 100 feet high - at a rate of up to 12 feet a year!
  • Poplars are often used for fencing or privacy trees.

-- from Empire National Nursery
(modified 2014/09/09)


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