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.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes


Common Uses: Boxes, pallets, crates, plywood, framing and other construction purposes.