By weight, Sitka is stronger than steel, and is therefore used in many unique applications such as in the manufacture of sailboat spars and aircraft wings. In addition, due to its excellent acoustic properties, Sitka spruce is used to manufacture soundboards for pianos and tops for guitars and violins. Sitka that can be used for these specialty products is sold for a premium. NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd. has the expertise in sorting to recognize and separate these specialty grades. We produce Sitka logs in multiple lengths and sorts for both local sawmills supplying high-grade sawn products to European customers, and overseas log markets in China, Korea and Japan. In Asia, larger diameter Sitka is used to produce flooring and window frames, while the 2nd growth logs are used to produce packaging like pallets.