Tree species: Cucumber magnolia

Color: sapwood white to grayish, heartwood brown to reddish dark brown

Hardness: medium to hard

Characteristics: uniform dense harmonious (heartwood area can be characteristic to wild grained) wood

Heartwood formation: yes, the heartwood is clearly distinguishable from the sapwood in terms of color

Psychological correspondence: Magnolia is associated with devotion, self-knowledge, intuition, inner peace and fidelity. The magnolia supports the spiritual abilities. It has a calming, centering and harmonizing effect. As an energy tree, Magnolia can help break through blockages and assist in clearing/purification processes.

Properties/Use: Furniture making, woodturning

Value/availability: hardly exists in Europe, only as an absolute exception, therefore rather valuable

Cutting time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf sprout

Seclusion behavior: unknown

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

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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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