Native Yew

Description: the heartwood colour is golden orange-brown maturing to yellow-brown streaked with dark purple/mauve and brown patches, with veins, tiny knots and clusters of in-growing bark. The grain is straight but sometimes curly and irregular. It has a distinctive white/cream sapwood, an attractive contrast to the heartwood. Bending/crushing strengths are medium.

 

Origin: Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, Northern Iran

 

Uses: for centuries Yew has been used to make traditional English Longbows. Other uses are furniture making, fences, gates, posts, chairs, doors, tables, rustic furniture and veneering which requires careful preparation as Yew is so brittle.

 
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