ll our carvings are made from high quality Old Growth and Second Growth Redwood. These materials create high quality long lasting carvings.
Old Growth Redwood
ver 100 years ago, these stumps were the bases of 250 foot tall, old growth redwoods. However, when the timber companies came through, they took everything they could mill, but left the stumps behind. Luckily, because redwood is the most durable wood in the world, the stumps still stand today. Long dead, they still display the immense size and girth of the original majestic trees. The stumps range in size from 6 feet in diameter to over 16 feet in diameter, dwarfing even the largest stump we've ever had!
he amazing thing is, the heart wood (the red part of redwood) of these stumps is still amazingly clean and unrotted. Even though this wood was literally between 800 and 2000 years old when it was cut 120 years ago, it's still just as solid and structural as ever. Talk about having a piece of American history in your back yard! Once hollowed out and placed on a concrete pad, the trees will most likely last for another 200 years. How's that for longevity?
Second Growth Redwood
o, what is second-growth wood? Second-growth usually denotes trees that grew in an area following logging or other disturbance that removed the old trees. The growth rings in second-growth trees are spaced much further apart. Second-growth redwoods often grow very fast. The trees in Burlington Campground were logged about 80 years ago. The second-growth trees there are now almost 200 feet tall. Given ideal conditions of water, sunlight, and nutrients, a redwood can grow as much as six feet or more a year! Because they grow so tall so fast, the growth rings are wide and spaced far apart.