The present study was carried out to widen the knowledge of the technological characteristics, tension wood and pulp & paper indexes of Dendropanax arboreus (L) Planch & Decne., This study included anatomical features, both macroscopic & microscopic, determination of density, shrinkage & swelling. Strength properties were derived from different relationships between the various strength properties and wood density. Regarding tension wood, a staining section technique was used to detect it. Results of the anatomical features showed that vessel elements have a scaliform perforation plate with an average length of 959.48m and an average diameter of 73.31μ. The fibres have an average length of 1343.73μ, an average diameter of 27.73μ & an average cell wall thickness of 4.68μ. This wood has a medium basic density (0.44 g/cm), medium volumetric shrinkage (11.17 %), high lineal shrinkage (7.0 T & 4.14 % R), low anisotropy relationship (1.69), good pulp & paper indexes, and low to very low strength properties. Tension wood was found isolated and scattered. In analyzing the general behavior of the anatomical features, the strength properties & the pulp & paper indexes, it was not observed any tendency at different diameters or heights of the tree. Is concluded that Dendropanax arboreus wood can be used in a wide range of uses, but it is not suitable for structural uses.