Three magnolia tree species produce commercial lumber. Southern and sweetbay magnolias have moderately hard wood, while cucumbertree's wood is moderately soft. Lumber from all three is sold as magnolia wood.
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.