Our Thuya Burl comes from Morocco. Reddish brown in color, its figure can vary in density from block to block. It has a distinct odor similar to that of Western Red Cedar. The figure makes the species prone to tear-out. It must be worked carefully with only the sharpest of tools. Highly figured pieces look simply stunning as knife handles or other accent pieces.
Sustainability: This species is not currently listed in the CITES Appendices but is listed on the IUCN Red List as being a species of least concern.
Common Uses: carvings, knife handles, turnings, veneers, and other small specialty objects.
Comments: A stunningly beautiful species that comes at a high price.