Wood of the day #15: Dawn Redwood

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-16-2015 02:05 AM 2065 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Dawn Redwood, Shui-shan 水杉 (Water Fir)
  • Botanical name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Sichuan &Hubei region of China
  • Description: Dawn Redwood is heavier than other redwood’s and a lot brighter. Colour is golden yellow with darker but shining streaks. Its a harder wood than most other soft woods and the texture is smooth.
  • Fun facts: Dawn Redwood differs from the Coast redwood and Giant redwood in that it is deciduous.
    Its a fast growing tree, similar to a Pine and is a popular Bonsai tree.
  • Sampled by: Me

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 02:06 AM

Now I’m done with the redwood’s… Unless someone wish to send me some samples of burls or other defects from these trees..

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