Madrone-The Other Redwood

Trail Thoughts and Musings

Where you can find Redwood trees you will also probably find Madrone trees. These trees are known for their smooth bark which has an intense red-brown coloration. Unlike the Redwood which is a softwood species, the Madrone is a hardwood tree. Its wood is used as a firewood in the area where it grows because it has a BTU content almost as high as oak.

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Last updated March 30, 1999.
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