The Tupelo Family

black-tupeloBlack Tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
Location: Eastern North America
Dried Weight: 34lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 800lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,470lbf /in2

Tupelo has a heartwood that is a medium brown to gray in color. The grain is interlocked and it has a fine texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and responds well to power carving.

 

water-tupeloWater Tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica
Location: Southeastern USA
Dried Weight: 34lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 870lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,910lbf /in2

Tupelo has a heartwood that is a medium brown to gray in color. The grain is interlocked and it has a fine texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and responds well to power carving.

 

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