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DESCRIPTIONS: The sapwood of is light tan, while the heartwood is pale reddish brown to grayish brown. It has no characteristic odor or taste. It is soft, but does not splinter when dented. It is uniform in texture & weak in bending & crushing. It rates moderately high in shock resistance, low in nail holding ability, but does not split readily due to its interlocked grain.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North America; throughout the eastern United States, from the Atlantic coast west to Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma & Texas.
BOTANICAL NAME: Salix nigra, Salicaceae
WORKING PROPERTIES: It glues very well & readily accepts finishes.
USES: Factory lumber, veneer, box lumber, pulpwood, furniture, paneling, interior trim, cabinetry, artificial limbs, fiber board, slack cooperage, excelsior, novelties, toys, wooden shoes, polo balls & carvings.
JANKA HARDNESS: 360