Located on the fringe of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and two nationwide forests, out of doors pursuits like mountaineering, tenting, biking, whitewater rafting and horseback driving are favorites. You can even head over to the Cataloochee Valley area of the park and see the elk, which have been efficiently reintroduced into the park. In the Winter, there might be a few of the greatest snow skiing round. Spring bursts forth with Apple blossoms, Wildflowers, Azaleas, Rhododendron and Flowering Dogwood timber. Summer temperatures average in the 70’s since we’re at about three,000 ft, with nice warm days, cool nights, and green mountain vistas.
Knots don’t necessarily influence the stiffness of structural timber, this can depend on the dimensions and site. Stiffness and elastic strength are more dependent upon the sound wood than upon localized defects. The breaking strength may be very prone to defects.