Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Magnificently mountainous McBride in the Robson Valley
Number 2 and Better grade. Probably pine, judging by the knots and the grain patterns around the knots.
Can you see the patches of blue stain near some of the knots?
It's bug-wood. Has to be. Pine which has been infested and probably killed by Pine Bark beetles and larvae.
They carry the blue-stain fungus on their shell/skins.
Dendroctonus ponderosae = The Mountain Pine Beetle.
The epidemic infestation in British Columbia has killed off 18,000,000 ha of pine trees.
Standing dead, cracked and not worth the gas to cut them down.