- Alternate uses of redwood see Redwood (disambiguation)
The wood is resistant to fire and insects, and has been commonly used as a building material and for shingles and furniture (although it is very soft). Because these trees grow so slowly, lumbering has taken its toll and there has been a serious decline in numbers; many groves do not have enough young trees to maintain their population.
See each species for individual details:
- Family Taxodiaceae (conifers)
- The wood of Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris, may be called 'redwood'.
- Family Fabaceae (broadleaf)
- Caesalpinia sappan - East Indian redwood, or sapanwood tree (first called "brezel wood" in Europe)
- Caesalpinia echinata - South American redwood, or brazilwood tree