We are constantly looking for logs
and trees > 60 cm Øme > 60 cm Ø
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 https://www.everyday-feng-shui.de