These are glossary terms from Redwood Empire
The outer coating of a Redwood Tree
- Cambium layer
The inner most layer of bark which is one cell thick. All new cells are created in the Cambium layer.
- Construction Heart
A grade of Redwood well suited for outdoor use. this grade contains Knots.
The inner most make up of the tree contained only tightly packed, dead, cells. The Heartwood is all Red.
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- Oxalic Acid
A thin inner layer of the Bark that carries food downward to the roots.
Redwood is a tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 feet. Redwood is also the state tree of California.
The layer of the Tree which contains all white wood. This layer, which is the outer surrounding layer of the heart of the tree, carries the food upward from the roots to the branches
- Tannic Acid
The yellowish substance created in the Redwood tree which is responsible for the anti insect characteristic which Redwood is known for. The black marks seen on Redwood are a result of Tannic acid reacting with a foreign substance, usually metal.