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English Yew (Taxus Baccata)

English Yew (Taxus Baccata)

The English , Taxus Baccata, is found on the chalk hangers that dissect the landscape. Yew, once used to provide the english armies with long bows, is an exceptionally robust wood which is mainly due to its extended period of slow growth. Its fine grain is alive with knots swirling in orange and purple hues and fringed with a lively yellow sap wood.

The yew wood used in the making of all these products was felled a long time before the company started trading in 1996, or has been felled as mneans to maintain commom pasture land on the local hangers.



Sierra Buckeye (Aesculus Californica)

Sierra Buckeye (Aesculus Californica)

Sierra Buckeye found between 1000 - 3000 feet on the slopes of the Sierra Neveda, California. The tree is felled on farmland as the seed is poisonous to the grazing cattle.

The colouring of the wood has been commented as being marble like with swirls of black and gold. The products are made from the root section where the grain contorts into amazing patterns.



Florida Cypress

Florida Cypress

As its name denotes the tree originates from the Everglades of Florida. Here, Government and environmental controls govern its cultivation for commercial use. The wood is then kiln dried before being shipped to England.

The wood has varied tanned colour with mellow honey tones. Its lobed shape gives it a fascinating eye catching character.



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