These cuttings are then treated in the same way as softwood cuttings and can be taken from mid-summer to early autumn.
The two basic categories of wood used most often in woodworking projects are hardwood and softwood .
Suitable materials for composting include annual weeds that haven't formed seed, leafy softwood prunings, old bedding plants, autumn leaves and grass clippings.
All types of lumber, both hardwood and softwood , are sorted by quality during the milling process.
By 2016 the supply of softwood in Scotland will exceed 8.4 million cubic metres - a doubling of the existing harvest.
There are a number of products we need to make in both softwood and hardwoods, which complicates things, and makes cost control difficult.
Unlike softwood cuttings of deciduous plants, where you only take tip cuttings from the ends of the branches, that rule does not apply to hardwood cuttings of deciduous plants.
I am wondering if elms respond to softwood cuttings, as nobody has ever seen a single seed or seedling from this tree, and if such a sprout could be successfully medicated to eliminate the disease.
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Having said that, they are not long-lived plants, lasting perhaps five or six years in cultivation before becoming excessively woody, so a few softwood cuttings taken in late spring or early summer would be a wise precaution.