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.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 3.0%

Tangential (width): 6.8%,

Volumetric (total): 9.7%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.3


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 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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