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Taxus
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Botanical name

Taxus baccata L.

Origin

Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa

Veneer thickness(es)

0.6mm

Joint method

Bookmatched

Boomoranje

On demand

PictoDosse

Crown cut

PictoKwartier

Quarter cut

PictoPrijs4

Price range 4

Description

Trunks have a height of about 6-10m, and trees up to 20m tall. with a diameter at breast height of 0.5 to 1.0m. Taxus can grow very old.

 

The color of the heartwood is orange-brown to dark purple-brown. The yellowish-white sapwood is narrow and clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. The growth rings are very narrow, conspicuous by the wide dark-colored autumn wood. Taxus is highly decorative and is among the heaviest coniferous species. 

 

Due to its low supply, Taxus is mainly used for luxury objects, turnery and decorative applications. Fine veneers can be cut from Taxus that are used for furniture.

Gradings