Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) grows along coastal region in a narrow band. This species is well known for its high strength properties, thanks to the long, straight grain. These trees grow up to 70 metres tall and 2 metres in diameter, making them the largest of the spruces.

High-quality grades are used for specialty marine applications like masts, spars, and deck beams. Sitka Spruce is also very popular for ladder stock and industrial equipment that need a high strength-to-weight ratio.


Sitka Spruce...

Ranges in colour from creamy white to light pink - brown heartwood
Is the world's largest spruce
Boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any species
Has great natural resiliency and elasticity
Is a great option for airplane, musical instrument, or boat building
Grows with a straight grain of fine and even texture
Is a very long-lived species - can live over 800 years
Has great workability, sands smooth and machines well
Can be worked with conventional woodworking tools