ASTM WK60586

    Revision of D1165 - 13 Standard Nomenclature of Commercial Hardwoods and Softwoods

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    Active Standard: D1165 - 18

    Developed by Subcommittee: D07.91 | Committee D07 | Contact Staff Manager



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    Keywords

    commercial species; domestic hardwoods; domestic softwoods; tree;

    Rationale

    The revisions are 1). to bring consistency between ASTM D1165 and the species/species groups in lumber grading rules books of North American lumber agencies and AWCs NDS Supplement. 2). The scientific communitys consensus supports a genus change to Cedar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupressus_nootkatensis. The proposed change adds Cupressus to the Botanical Name for Cedar and keep Chamaecyparis in brackets to show the history. 3). The addition of three hardwood species names to the softwood species group Northern Species is proposed to make consistency with the NLGA lumber grading rules. An added sentence is proposed to Section 3.5 to reflect that.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    09-21-2017

    Technical Contact:
    Kevin C Cheung

    Item:
    012

    Ballot:
    D07 (18-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved