Redwood burl wood veneer is rich, warm and full of character. Burls grow below the soil line on Redwood, usually within 10 feet from the soil surface. Its color ranges from light to deep and dark red browns. Intense figure is often seen in Redwood burl and may take on a lacy or birdseye appearance.
Common Uses: Most notably used in automotive dashboards, Redwood Burl wood veneer is also a perfect choice for aircraft and yacht building, as well as high end furniture.
Other Name(s): Coast Redwood, California Redwood.
The Tree: Redwood is the state tree of California — its native range extends southward from southern Oregon for almost 500 miles along the Pacific coast.
A Little History: This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height and up to 29.2 feet (8.9 m) in diameter. These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. The oldest known coast redwood is about 2,200 years old; many others in the wild exceed 600 years. (Source: The Gymnosperm Database, Earle, Christopher J., ed. (2018))
Region: North America