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Green Wood Weight Calculator

Specific gravity, green moisture content, and weight of selected North American wood species.
Table 1. Specific gravity, green moisture content, and weight of selected North American wood species.
Abies balsamii Fir, Balsam 0.33 0.35 88 173 131 116 145 392 761 714 807 24 47 45 50
Abies grandis Fir, Grand 0.35 0.37 91 136 114 106 121 414 747 721 774 26 47 45 48
Abies procera Fir, Noble 0.37 0.39 34 115 75 61 88 437 646 596 696 27 40 37 43
Abies amabilis Fir, Pacific Silver 0.4 0.43 55 164 110 91 128 482 838 765 911 30 52 48 57
Abies concolor Fir, White 0.37 0.39 98 160 129 119 139 437 847 809 886 27 53 51 55
Calocedrus decurrens Cedar, Incense 0.35 0.37 40 213 127 98 155 414 793 692 894 26 49 43 56
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Cedar, Port Orford 0.39 0.43 50 98 74 66 82 482 679 647 710 30 42 40 44
Cupressus nootkatensis Cedar, Yellow 0.42 0.44 32 166 99 77 121 493 836 742 930 31 52 46 58
Juniperus virginiana Cedar, Eastern red 0.44 0.47 37 115 76 63 89 526 774 717 832 33 48 45 52
Larix occidentalis Larch, Western 0.48 0.52 54 119 87 76 97 582 895 843 947 36 56 53 59
Picea mariana Spruce, Black 0.41 0.42 52 113 83 72 93 470 748 707 790 29 47 44 49
Picea engelmannii Spruce, Engelmann 0.33 0.35 51 173 112 92 132 392 700 633 767 24 44 39 48
Picea sitchensis Spruce, Sitka 0.37 0.4 41 142 92 75 108 448 709 646 771 28 44 40 48
Pinus strobus Pine, Eastern White 0.34 0.35 98 219 159 138 179 392 879 810 947 24 55 51 59
Pinus taeda Pine, Loblolly 0.47 0.51 33 110 72 59 84 571 806 746 866 36 50 47 54
Pinus contorta Pine, Lodgepole 0.38 0.41 41 120 81 67 94 459 686 636 736 29 43 40 46
Pinus palustris Pine, Longleaf 0.54 0.59 31 106 69 56 81 661 910 842 977 41 57 53 61
Pinus ponderosa Pine, Ponderosa 0.38 0.4 40 148 94 76 112 448 737 669 806 28 46 42 50
Pinus resinosa Pine, Red 0.41 0.46 32 134 83 66 100 515 750 681 820 32 47 42 51
Pinus echinata Pine, Shortleaf 0.47 0.51 32 122 77 62 92 571 832 761 902 36 52 48 56
Pinus lambertiana Pine, Sugar 0.34 0.36 98 219 159 138 179 403 879 810 947 25 55 51 59
Pinus monticola Pine, Western White 0.36 0.48 62 148 105 91 119 538 738 686 790 34 46 43 49
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas-fir, Coastal 0.45 0.48 37 115 76 63 89 538 792 734 851 34 49 46 53
Sequoia sempervirens Redwood, Old Growth 0.38 0.4 86 210 148 127 169 448 942 864 1021 28 59 54 64
Taxodium distichum Baldcypress 0.42 0.46 121 171 146 138 154 515 1033 998 1068 32 65 62 67
Thuja plicata Cedar, Western Red 0.31 0.32 58 249 154 122 185 358 786 687 885 22 49 43 55
Tsuga canadensis Hemlock, Eastern 0.38 0.4 97 119 108 104 112 448 790 776 804 28 49 48 50
Tsuga heterophylla Hemlock, Western 0.42 0.45 85 170 128 113 142 504 956 896 1015 31 60 56 63


Average 0.40 0.43 60 152 106

476 803 744 862 30 50 46 54

* Green heartwood and sapwood moisture content data taken from Table 4-1, 2010 Edition of the Wood Handbook.

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