Vavona

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

 

Density: 2.17/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Burls and other forms of figured Redwood are also used in turning, musical instruments and other small specialty items.

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