Tree species: redwood (Sequoia)

Color: sapwood white, heartwood reddish, light brown to wine red

Hardness: soft

Characteristics: a very decorative very warm looking very light wood

Heartwood formation: yes the redwood is a true heartwood tree

Psychological Correspondence: The "king of the forest", as he is also called, stands for strength, power, determination, endurance, longevity, concentration, self-confidence, self-assurance, dignity, serenity and insensitivity. The majestic giants do not seem oppressive, but have very loving energy fields, gentle, clear and warm. Those who spend time in the aura of an ancient giant gain new perspectives and can experience a journey through time across the centuries. Through their unusual size, we little human beings become particularly aware of the superiority of the plant world.

Properties/Use: In the USA, redwoods used to be used to build wooden houses and entire cities. It is very light and soft, yet very durable. It is equally suitable for carving, wood sculpting, furniture making.

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

Value/availability: very rare (in its native USA the last redwoods are under conservation), especially in Baden-Wuerttemberg many redwoods were planted in the 19th century, which can still be found in parks or Stuttgart city center and the University of Hohenheim.
Pruning time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after the full leaf shoots.

Sealing behavior: very good

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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Mobilsäge-BW & Herrmann Massivholz
Central warehouse: 70771 Leinfelden/Hohenheimerstr.68 (appointment by arrangement!) / germany
Further warehouses in Rottenburg and Nuremberg (appointment by arrangement!)
Contact person: Patrick Herrmann
mobile: +49 (0) 176 - 640 187 41
fax: +49 (0) 711 - 95 818 223
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We are constantly looking for logs
and trees > 60 cm Øme > 60 cm Ø

Our services:

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


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