Humboldt Redwood

Redwood FAQ

Review this list of Redwood FAQs, and learn answers to some common questions.

Redwood FAQ #1: Have all the coast redwood trees been cut down?
Absolutely not. California boasts over 1.7 million acres of thriving coast redwood forests. About 450,000 of these acres are contained in public areas for the community and visitors to enjoy, such as in parks and reserves. Most of the state’s old-growth redwood trees are permanently preserved. Some of these magnificent trees are over 2,000 years old!

Redwood FAQ #2: Is redwood lumber still available for purchase?
Redwood is certainly available in the marketplace for use in all kinds of building projects, whether you choose to work with a professional or do-it-yourself. Visit our Where to Buy Humboldt Redwood page to discover retailers in your area where Humboldt Redwood lumber products may be purchased. Our sister company, Mendocino Forest Products (MFP), distributes redwood and Douglas-fir lumber products to The Home Depot stores in several Western U.S. states.

Redwood FAQ #3: What makes Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified redwood preferable?
FSC has been setting internationally recognized standards for responsible forestry management since 1993, providing official trademark accreditation services to forestry companies that abide by its strict regulations. These standards for exemplary forestry management promote the companies, organizations, and communities that support these practices. Purchase Humboldt Redwood lumber products with confidence, as they proudly bear the FSC logo. Visit our FSC Certification page for more details about the Forest Stewardship Council.

Redwood FAQ #4: Is Redwood fire-safe?
Yes it is. Redwood bark contains fire-retardant properties and meets California’s most recent and strict fire codes. Redwood has been thoroughly tested and found to be safe for use in all construction types, including homes and commercial buildings. It has earned Class B compliance, and is safe to use in California’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas without restriction. For more details, please download this informative brochure: Redwood Fire Safety.

Redwood FAQ #5: Why should I use Humboldt Redwood for my outdoor living project?
There are plenty of reasons to use Humboldt Redwood in various outdoor living projects. Simply put, other materials don’t measure up to Humboldt Redwood’s strength, durability, beauty, and environmental responsibility. Visit our Why Redwood and Redwood vs. Other Wood pages to learn more.


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Humboldt Redwood Company 125 Main Street
P.O. Box 565
Scotia, CA 95565

(707) 764-4472 – Main Number
(707) 764-4444 – Fax

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