Hemlock

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.

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