Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)


Common Name: Pecan


Distribution: South-Central United States and Mexico


Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.


Janka Hardness: 1,820 lbf


Density: 3.84 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 Pecan wood


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes and flooring.