Sassafras

Sassafras

Trade Name

Sassafras, Golden Elm, Smelling Stick

Similar Woods

Red Elm, Ash

Origin

North America

Range

Widely distributed in North America, particularly from Southeast Canada in the eastern region of the USA to beyond Florida.

Uses

Preferred for exterior purposes such as for building boats, ships, bridges and docks as well as for cabinets and also used in joineries, carpenter shops and turneries. The wood is primarily of local significance in the USA. It has never established itself in Europe.

Colour

Light Brown