Vavona (Sequoia sempervirens)
Common Names: Vavona (burl)
Distribution: Coastal Northwestern United States (from Southwestern Oregon to Central California)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can range from light pinkish brown to deep reddish brown. Sapwood is a pale white/yellow. Curly figure or Redwood burl (sometimes referred to as “lace” or by the name Vavona)
Janka Hardness: 450 lbf
Allergies/Toxicity: most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms
Common Uses: Burls and other forms of figured Redwood are also used in turning, musical instruments and other small specialty items.