Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> Hardwood and Softwood
Hardwood is classified by the type of tree that it comes from, deciduous trees with broad leaves. A deciduous tree loses it leaves as winter approaches. It propagates by means of nuts.
Softwood is grown in all climates, I live in the tropics and contrary to popular belief we have pine plantations growing not far from tropical rainforests. For the most part though it grows in temperate and colder climates. The trees are known as pine trees or because they use cones for propagation, conifers.
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