Aspen

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

 

Common Names: Quaking Aspen

 

Distribution: Canada and Northern United States

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a light brown. Wide sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white.

 

Janka Hardness: 350 lbf

 

Density: 2.2 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Aspen

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Boxes/crates, veneer, plywood, and various utility purposes

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