||Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
||Also known as hemlock, Canadian hemlock and hemlock spruce.
||Grows in northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
||Uneven, frequently spiral grained with medium to coarse texture. Buff to light brown color, heartwood indistinguishable from sapwood.
||Light and soft with low ratings for stiffness, bending and compression strength, shock resistance, and decay resistance.
||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.
||Used mainly for building construction, as well as boxes, crates, pallets, casks, shingles, siding, and pulpwood.