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in my experience.....

...we could get Southern Yellow Pine or Long Leaf Pine back when, and it was substantially stronger than Spruce. Doug Fir was also better as a construction member, but I don't think DF was pressure Treated...I donno?
This chart shows it to be stronger than the other Pines:

http://www.woodworkweb.com/woodwork-topics/wood/146-wood-strengths.html
 

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rotting potential

that's my read on it. :yes:
 
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