Common name(s): European Yew, English Yew, Common Yew, Yew
Botanical name:Taxus baccata
Distribution: Europe, Southwest Asia
Description: Like a Pine or Juniper, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. The texture is smooth and the woods has a nice lustre and a slight sent. its quite knotty and its hard to fine perfect, straight wood.
Fun facts: This is the number one wood for bow making. It is the tree originally known as yew. Most parts of the tree are toxic.