Other Common Names
Canada and Northern United States
The tree is reported to mature to heights of 65-100 foot tall.
The heartwood tends to be a light brown. The sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white.
Aspen’s grain is generally straight with a medium texture.
Aspen is easy to work with hand and machine tools. It is necessary to use sharp knives when planning to avoid fuzzy surfaces. It does not split easily and has poor nail holding capacity.
The wood is used for boxes, crates, veneer and plywood.