When termites were given no choice but to consume just one variety of wood for 6 weeks, six of the woods--redwood, Brazilian jatoba, Peruvian walnut, Honduran mahogany, Alaska yellow cedar
, and teak--showed some level of natural resistance and caused an average of better than 75 percent termite mortality.
SILVA Timber Products has expanded its range with a landmark deal to import yellow cedar
from British Columbia in Canada.
Above: The Halls consider the 20- by 80-foot yellow cedar
deck an adjunct living space.
Contract Awarded for Yellow cedar
shingles number 1 grade blue label 18" perfections
While nootkatone, a bioactive natural component of Alaskan yellow cedar
oil, has been shown to kill ticks in high numbers, it is quite expensive to produce, according to Thomas Mather, a University of Rhode Island professor and tick expert who runs www.
Alaska has been hit the hardest by climate changes, including sharp reductions in snow-cover, shorter river- and lake-ice seasons, melting glaciers, sea-ice and permafrost retreat, increased depth of summer thaw, die-back of Alaska yellow cedar
, and displacement of native Alaskan villages.
Its pressure-treated wood - native Alaskan yellow cedar
and Douglas fir - should hold up through "generations" of visitors, van Appel said.
The Tongass also produces prized wood: yellow cedar
, western red cedar, western hemlock, and lastly, Sitka spruce, commonly used for lumber but also a strong and lightweight material that, in the era before aluminum, was used in airplane construction.
And in new markets: "Is white cedar or yellow cedar
really as durable as western red cedar?
The pole itself was carved from a single piece of yellow cedar
, but the top eagle or thunderbird's wings were attached with "paddles" nailed to the back.
It has bags of charm,including cornicing and yellow cedar
Southeast Alaska is home to one of the word's largest coastal temperate rainforests with virgin stands of native species like Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and red and yellow cedar