Tree species: Apple treeColor: sapwood white to cream, heartwood reddish brown to dark brown often striped

Hardness: hard to very hard

Characteristics: a very decorative noble hardwood, the heartwood is often indistinguishable from pear wood.

Heartwood formation: yes, the apple is a heartwood tree

Psychological Correspondence: Generally, the apple in symbolism stands for luck. The promised land of the Celts was called Avalon, which means apple land. For the Celts it was one of the 7 sacred trees. The first apple trees were grafted already 3000 years before Christ. The apple is a healing fruit and provides all the nutrients for the day. 

Properties/use: hard and dense, very good to work and polish.Sliced wood for woodturners, craftsmen, furniture handles, trim, exclusive single pieces of furniture, planer carcasses, tool handles, screw spindles of presses.

Value/availability: high as only available in small quantities if at all.

Pruning time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf shoots.

Sealing behavior: rather poor, if possible cut approx.5 cm diameter

Cutting and wound closure: according to current guideline ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 5 cm diameter, no wound closure (because ineffective)

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

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  • Tables and counters unique (focus)
  • Solid wood trade
  • Mobile sawmill
  • Tree felling/tree care


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