Cedar wood comes from various types of cedar trees. Its rich color and durability make it a popular choice for floors, furniture and decorative touches inside the home. Cedar wood is found around the world, but some of the most popular species are found in North America.
Comments: Capable of attaining heights of nearly 400 feet, Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the world’s tallest tree species. It grows in a very limited area on the Pacific coast of northwestern United States, where heavy rainfall and cool, damp air create a unique environment for these trees.
Cupressaceae is a conifer family, the cypress family, with worldwide distribution. The family includes 27–30 genera, which include the junipers and redwoods, with about 130–140 species in total. They are monoecious, subdioecious or dioecious trees and shrubs 1–116 m tall. The bark of mature trees is commonly orange- to red- brown and of stringy texture, often flaking or peeling in vertical strips, but smooth, scaly or hard and square-cracked in some species.
Cupressus nootkatensis is a species of trees in the cypress family native to the coastal regions of northwestern North America. This species goes by many common names including: Nootka cypress, yellow cypress, Alaska cypress, Nootka cedar, yellow cedar, Alaska cedar, and Alaska yellow cedar.
Fir is known for its strength and dimensional stability as well as its natural resistance to rot and pests. As with any wood, fir is susceptible to changes in humidity and cannot be made truly waterproof without being chemically treated, or coated with a waterproof coating. The most common lumber fir is the Douglas fir.
During the last century the bark of hemlock was sometimes worth more than the wood. The leather-tanning and fur-processing industries demanded hemlock bark for its high tannic acid content. Hides and skins infused with a tannic-acid solution become soft and strong.
Ancient Kauri is a unique material with an amazing beauty and intriguing history. It is commonly regarded as the oldest wood available in the world. Ancient Kauri has been buried underground in New Zealand for approximately 50,000 years, yet it is as workable as newly-harvested wood.
The Wood Database reports that larch is an important timber source and its wood is primarily used for construction lumber, plywood and particle board, paper, flooring and glue-laminate beams. In the United States, Western larch is the most commercially important member of the Larix genus. The Idaho ...
Common Uses: Furniture, plywood, paper (pulpwood), turned objects, and small specialty wood items. Comments: So named from early seeds brought to the UK and grown as ornamental trees, which caused initial observers to remark that the spiny branches would be a puzzle for a monkey to climb.
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius, commonly known as the celerytop pine, is an endemic gymnosperm of Tasmania, Australia. It is widespread and common in Tasmania, with the most abundance in the western highlands. Its ‘leaves’ appear similar to those of a celery plant, hence the common name.