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seaoc(--nospam--at),Internet writes:
I also intend to send a sample to a lab to determine grade and species. A
colleague mentioned a mid-west lab which performs this service at no cost but
couldn't recall the name and phone number. Does anyone have this info?

The USDA Forest Service will do up to 5 free samples a year.  The address I
have is:

	USDA Forest Service
	Forest Products Laboratory
	One Gifford Pinchot Drive
	Madison, WI  53705-2398
	(608) 231-9221

I have used them several times.  You send them a sample about 3 inches long
and 1/4 inch thick.  They will send your letter back with the species name of
the wood species written on it.  They do not give you any design values for
the wood, only the species name.


Richard Lewis, P.E.
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