The best balks of northern pine are imported from Dantzic, Memel, Eiga.
Dantzic Timber is grown chiefly in Prussia, and takes its name from the port where it is shipped.
This timber is strong, tough, elastic, easily worked, and durable if well seasoned.
It contains, especially in small trees, a large proportion of sapwood, which in fresh timber can hardly be distinguished from the heartwood, and it frequently contains large and dead knots. The heart is often loose and "cuppy."