Wood of the day #31: European Yew

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 12:43 PM 1349 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): European Yew, English Yew, Common Yew, Yew
  • Botanical name: Taxus baccata
  • Synonymous: __
  • 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.
  • Sampled by: Me

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