Interwood Forest Products

Madrone (Arbutus, menzeesii)

Trade Names:  Madrone, Pacific Pear

Origin:  North America

Range:  North America down the Pacific Coast from Canada to California and Mexico

Uses:  Architectural fittings and fixtures as well as furniture, however restricted to North America as a cheap substitute to European Pear.The rare burls of the Madrone tree are highly sought after.

Properties:  Reddish-brown wood. Often develops burl which is very much in demand for decorative veneers.

Machining:  Woodworking with all machines presents no difficulties because the wood can be easily and cleanly machined.Seasoning: Easy and quick to dry.

A typical specimen for Madrone (Arbutus, menzeesii)