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Grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy. Texture is medium, with a low natural luster.
Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.
Notes of Interest
Pecan has slightly lower strength values than some of the other species of Hickory, but it is still among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. As the common name implies, Carya illinoinensis is the tree responsible for producing Pecan nuts commonly used in snacks and cooking recipes, and is the state tree of Texas.