Western Red Alder is a fast growing tree that is commonly found in the coastal areas on the western side of North America. Western Red Alder in your home or business creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere because of the reddish hues naturally found in the wood. It is considered the most abundant tree in the Pacific Northwest.
Wormy Chestnut is not a particular species of Chestnut but instead it refers to American Chestnut trees from a specific era. During the early 1900s there was a blight involving insects that killed a most of the mature American Chestnut trees and left them discolored and with little insect/worm holes. The wood is usually salvaged from old barns and other structures, reprocessed and then sold as reclaimed lumber.