Tupelo: (Nyssa sylvatica)

Tupelo: (Nyssa sylvatica)

Available Sizes:

4/4 through 8/4 #1 Com & Btr

4/4 through 8/4 F1F  & Btr


Principally in the southeastern United States.

General Description

Wood of the different tupelo species is quite similar in appearance and properties. The heartwood is light brownish gray and merges gradually into the lighter-colored sapwood, which is generally many centimeters wide. The wood has fine, uniform texture and interlocked grain. Tupelo wood is moderately heavy, moderately strong, moderately hard and stiff, and moderately high in shock resistance.


Reasonable availability.

Working Properties

Pale yellow, sapwood white; heavy, strong, very tough, hard to split, not durable in contact with the soil.

Main Uses

Lumber, veneer, pulpwood, and some railroad crossties and slack cooperage. Lumber goes into boxes, pallets, crates, baskets, and furniture.