Red Alder

  • Trade names: Red Alder, Hard Maple, Pacific Coast Alder, Western Alder
  • Origin: North America
  • Occurence: Red Alder grows along the Pacific Coast of North America, in the south almost to Mexico and in the north to the northern part of Canada, however only in a coastal strip approx. 50 miles wide.
  • Use: Used in the USA all along as a versatile wood. The Red Alder is a deciduous deciduous tree that reaches heights of growth of 20 to 35 m. The tallest tree, at 32 meters, is located in Clatsop County, Oregon (USA). Her name derives from the rusty-light red color of her wood when freshly felled. The bark is gray, smooth and littered with small round cork warts. For turned, milled or carved furniture parts, drawer sides, housings or mountings for fittings and clocks, model construction and molds, picture frames and moldings, giftware, toys, pencils, cigar boxes and humidors, Bee hives, fruit crates and components under (fresh) water.
  • Character: Light brown to reddish color, mostly faulty wood, with a large number of spots and open branches.
  • Particularities: Red Alder belongs to the alder family, but is a little redder and more uniform in color and much more mature than the native European Alder. A red-yellow dye can be obtained by boiling off the bark. It was used by the indigenous people of North and South America to dye fishing nets so that they were less visible in the water.

Natural product wood

Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique!
Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee.
Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.