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What is the difference between hardwood and softwood?

November 21st, 2011

Episode 970 of 1132 episodes

When it comes to differentiating between hardwoods and softwoods, it's not a matter of hardness or density -- it's all about plant reproduction. Marshall explains what angiosperms and gymnosperms are in this episode.

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