Yew: Taxus baccata L. It is evergreen, dioecious tree or branchy shrub. Protected. It grows very slowly, the radius of its trunk grows 1 inch every 65 years that is why the annual rings are so dense. (about 0,5 mm) All the parts of this tree are toxic, except the core coat. Its crop is a red berry.
Zebrano: exotic wood, main habitat is West Africa. It grows up to 30-40 m, but the diameter neverr exceeds 1 m. The sapwood is light and can be even 10 cm wide. The newly cut tree smells unpleasant. It is difficult to dry, it is prone to rupture. Its characteristics are the regular stripes in texture.
Ash: There are more than 30 species, in Hungary we can find 3. Its leaf is forked. It bursts into bloom in early spring, dark purple it is. 20-40 m high tree, its bark is light. Due to the legend of the Northen peoples the man became from the ash while the woman from the alder.
Mahagony: It is native in Middle and South America. The most important specy in its family is the Switenia macrophylla, that is evergreen. It is higher than 40 m and thicker than 3 m. It is easy to dry and work with. The sapwood is yellowish-whitish, the core shows the typical deep brown-reddish color. The structure of the wood is scattered full of holes.
Black poplar: It is also called black poplar with warts. When it is quite rainy or the area is wet it grows a lot of branches that will be grown around by the tree. The warts are branches in the tree tribe. When they slice the wood it shows a nice pattern. Black poplar doesn’t crack easily, it is a half-hard wood. Popular material in furniture building.