This wood is also known as Pacific Coast Hemlock in North America and originally only stems from the botanical Tsuga heterophylla species, which is related to a native conifer.
|Botanical name:||Tsuga heterophylla|
|Overall character:||This light colored, straight fibred coniferous wood is often fine-grained and resembles spruce timber with correlative growth ring widths.|
|Color and structure:||The light grey to yellowish grey splint is about 2 cm wide. The heartwood has a slightly darker color, that can slowly turn a yellowish brown in the light, similar to spruce wood.|
|Characteristics/features:||Despite a high initial moisture, artificial drying is easily done. Hemlock is among the medium heavy coniferous woods, similar to native Spruce and Pine woods.|
|Areas of use:||Hemlock is particularly used for interior construction, where it builds the surface. These areas not only require low weight and a uniform color, but a wood structure that is not overly emphasized. Hemlock offers these qualities.|