Monday, June 3, 2013

Pacific Yew (Taxus Brevifolia)

Status: Near Threatened (Lower Risk) and available.

Other Common Names: Oregon Yew

Native to Pacific Northwest region of the United States, these members of the Taxaceae family (Taxus) can grow to 50 feet in height and 2 feet in diameter. .

Color is Orangish Brown, often with darker Brown to Purplish areas

Fine texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .60-.74. Avg. Dry Weight:  46 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Archery Bows, Musical Instruments, Turnings.

Pacific Yew (Taxus Brevifolia)

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