Splitting resistance






Springwood is whitish to light yellow-brown; summerwood frequently has a purplish or reddish-brown tinge; heartwood not distinct. Small black streaks often appear in the wood.

Main Uses

It is used for framing and architectural members and is a prime species for mouldings, millwork and panelling.

Distribution & Availability

Grows best in the Pacific Northwest between sea level and 1850 metres. Readily available.

Physical & Mechanical Properties

Weight 465 kg per cubic metre. Straight grain and fine texture.


Slightly durable. Moderately easy to treat.