Drought-Tolerant Landscaping with Redwood Bark

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Jessica Hewitt

During this unprecedented drought across much of the Western United States, water conservation could not be more important. Many state and local governments have enacted stringent water restrictions, particularly with respect to outdoor irrigation. In fact, the California Department of Water Resources is leading a statewide initiative, in partnership with local agencies, to collectively replace 50

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Redwood Technical Data Sheet: Pitch Bleed

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Jessica Hewitt

While Redwood is generally free of pitch and resin, from time-to-time some minor pitch bleeding may occur, particularly when Redwood surfaces are exposed to high temperatures. To help deal with minor pitch bleeding, please download our Redwood Technical Data Sheet: Pitch Bleed.

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NEW Forestry Vignette Videos!

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Humboldt Redwood invites you to learn more about our Forestry Management operations by viewing our NEW series of informational videos. Shot entirely on location in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties on company property and featuring company employees, these videos offer a compelling snapshot into our day-to-day Forestry Management operations. Below is a video about our Old Growth conservation.

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Trees Are the Answer

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Jessica Hewitt

Everybody loves trees, so why are they so controversial? Patrick Moore with Prager University untangles the knotty issue of “deforestation” and shows how, from a purely environmental perspective, it is possible and desirable to grow more trees and use more wood products. Prager University is a virtual institution of higher learning with one unique feature

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On Redwood and INhouse

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Jessica Hewitt

“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always… It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.” – John Steinbeck The redwoods are

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Coho Salmon’s Survival in California Faces an Upstream Swim

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Jessica Hewitt

The fishing industry is worth $1.5 billion in California, but it has been long under threat for a bevy of reasons. The rapid post-war development throughout the Golden State was one massive factor in starting the rapid decline in the size of California’s fisheries. The ongoing California drought is another reason why many of the

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Turn your Deck into an Outdoor Oasis

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Jessica Hewitt

A deck is perhaps the most versatile fixture on a home’s exterior. I like to think of it as a blank canvas, ready to project whatever postcard-perfect image you have in mind. With the growing popularity of outdoor living rooms, many homeowners now see their decks in a new light: the outdoor oasis. There are

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Redwood Featured Prominently on “AM Northwest”

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Jessica Hewitt

Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on AM Northwest on Portland, Oregon’s KATU ABC affiliate. Brian shared with host Helen Raptis the many reasons homeowners, contractors, and others choose to build with Redwood. Considerations including the beauty, durability, affordability, and natural resistance to insects, decay, and fire were noted as top

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Redwood Featured Prominently on “New Day NW”

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Jessica Hewitt

Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on New Day NW on Seattle’s KING 5 NBC affiliate. Brian discussed the many desirable attributes of redwood lumber and shared with viewers a scale model Redwood Pergola, section of Redwood Siding, as well as descriptions of the most common Redwood grades. Brian also helped

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DIY Eco-Friendly Redwood Pergolas

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Jessica Hewitt

Of the many landscaping trends that come and go, one of the more enduring structures has to be the pergola. With its open sides and slatted roofs that offer shade without blocking the sun, redwood pergolas serve as gateways to formal gardens, freestanding structures in a yard, surrounding a hot tub, or attached to a

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