Eastern Hemlock

Name Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as hemlock, Canadian hemlock and hemlock spruce.
Sources Grows in northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
Appearance Uneven, frequently spiral grained with medium to coarse texture. Buff to light brown color, heartwood indistinguishable from sapwood.
Physical Props Light and soft with low ratings for stiffness, bending and compression strength, shock resistance, and decay resistance.
Working Props Works reasonably well with machine or hand tools although it is brittle. Glues satisfactorily. Pre-drilling recommended to prevent splitting when screwing or nailing. Accepts paint, stains, varnishes, and polishes well.
Uses Used mainly for building construction, as well as boxes, crates, pallets, casks, shingles, siding, and pulpwood.