COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Generally secure within its natural habitat.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Pale yellow, white to light brown.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: Not distinct from heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: General finishing qualities are rated as good. Machines well, bores, carves, glues, turns, moulds and planes easily. Pre-boring for nailing and screwing recommended. Seasoned wood difficult to work with hand tools. Steam bends into small radii, useful for furniture industry. Excellent polishing and staining ability.