Quaking Aspen

Name Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as aspen and trembling aspen.
Sources Grows in north-eastern and north-central United States.
Appearance Straight grained with a fine, uniform texture. Grayish white to grayish brown heartwood and lighter-colored sapwood. Often sold as poplar or cottonwood.
Physical Props Soft, light, and low in strength, stiffness, decay resistance and shock resistance. Dents very easily.
Working Props Easily worked by hand or machine tools. Turns reasonably well.
Uses Used for pallets, boxes, matches, turned articles, veneer, particleboard, and pulpwood.