Tree species: Plum tree

Color: sapwood white to yellowish white, heartwood light brown to wine reddish brown with darker stripes

Hardness: very hard

Characteristics: a very noble beautiful warm looking hardwood

Heartwood: yes the plum (plum wood is identical) is a true heartwood tree

Psychological Correspondence: it combines fiery attributes such as flame patterns, thorns and spikes with earthy attributes such as roundness, density, strength and concentration. In the Far East, it is considered the tree of knowledge. The blossoms represent spring, youth and purity. The plump, juicy fruits promise good luck and success, especially in matters involving love, pleasure and enjoyment. The essence is said to have a balancing effect on anger and aggression, nervousness and bad mood. It is also recommended to support self-esteem, can sharpen perception and increase spiritual awareness, which is emphasized by the purple color.

Properties/use: little use due to very low availability. It is a very noble wood for furniture making, musical instruments, woodturning and carving, inlays, small wooden objects.

Value/availability: very rare, usually only locally and in small sizes/quantities, valuable

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

Seclusion behavior: medium

Pruning and wound closure: according to current guideline ZTV Baumpflege, before branch ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 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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