Willow - Black
Salix nigra




4/4 KD $ 4.92 bf






Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications


Salix nigra

Black Willow

Willow (Salix sp.) is composed of 170 to 400 species native to: Eurasia [60], South America [1], Central America [19] and North America [87]. All species look alike microscopically.

Other Common Names: Dudley Willow, Goodding Willow, Southeastern Black Willow, Swamp Walnut, Tall Black Willow, Western Black Willow

Throughout the eastern United States, from the Atlantic coast west to Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Tree: Black Willow trees reach heights of 140 feet, with a diameter of 4 feet.

The Wood:
General: The sapwood of Black Willow 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, and weak in bending and crushing. It rates moderately high in shock resistance, low in nail holding ability, but does not split readily due to its interlocked grain.

Working Properties: Black Willow is classed as one of the most difficult woods to machine. It glues very well and readily accepts finishes.

Durability: The wood is not durable under conditions favorable to decay, rating poorly.

Preservation: No information available at this time.

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 and carvings.

Toxicity: No information available at this time.






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