Distribution: Occurs in small quantities or scattered trees in deciduous forest areas in Canada and the USA.
Timber Qualities: Heartwood varies from rich red to reddish brown, with a fine, straight, close grain with a smooth texture. The wood works well with both hand and power tools with only a moderate blunting effect on tools. Nails, glues and stains well and takes an excellent finish.
Uses: Tabacco pipes, musical instruments, furniture and cabinetmaking. It makes for an excellent turning and carving timber.