Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Common Names: Eastern Hemlock, Canadian Hemlock
Distribution: Eastern North America
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light reddish brown. Sapwood may be slightly lighter in color but usually isn’t distinguished from heartwood.
Janka Hardness: 500 lbf
Density: 2.33 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Eastern Hemlock has been reported to cause skin irritation.
Common Uses: Boxes, pallets, crates, plywood, framing and other construction purposes.