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Myrtle Wood

(Umbellularia californica)
Myrtle Wood
Myrtle Wood
Myrtle Wood
Myrtle Wood
Myrtle Wood
Myrtle Wood
History:In the Bible, the Myrtle tree is of special religious significance, representing fertility and life.
Common Names:Myrtle, Oregon Myrtle, California Bay Laurel
Location:Murtle Wood grows on the Oregon coast
Tree:Oregon's Largest Myrtlewood Tree is approximately 88 feet tall and 42 feet in circumference. Its canopy is nearly 70 feet wide. The tree is about 10 miles up the Rogue River east of Gold Beach.
The Wood:The color of the wood is often influenced by the minerals in the soil where it grows which could be a factor in its popularity here on the Oregon coast. The colors range from blond to black with many shades of honey, browns, grays, reds and greens in between.