Pecan

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.

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