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What Is the Difference between Hard Wood and Soft Wood?

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Hardwood and softwood are broad biological terms used to describe species of wood, in which, hardwoods come from broad-leaved trees and softwood species from coniferous, evergreen trees. The important factor for wood used out of doors is that it is durable enough to resist fungal decay. This means using a hardwood classified as naturally durable (some are not) or softwood given extended durability through pressure treatment. Another difference is that hardwood trees are angiosperms, plants that produce seeds with some sort of covering while softwoods are gymnosperms, plants let seeds fall to the ground as is, with no covering.
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Hardwoods are deciduous broad-leaved trees which lose their leaves annually while softwood species are coniferous and evergreen trees. Hardwoods tend to be slower in growing and are therefore usually denser. Softwood usually grows in huge tracts of trees which may spread for miles while hardwoods tend to be found mixed with a variety of other species.
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