||California-Laurel (Umbellularia californica)
||Also known as Oregon myrtle, myrtle, bay laurel, pepperwood, and spice tree.
||Grows in Oregon and California, United States.
||Straight to wavy grain with a medium texture. Yellowish brown or olive heartwood with pale brown sapwood. Noted for its exquisite figure and color.
||Hard, moderately heavy, high shock resistance, and low bending strength and stiffness. Very durable heartwood.
||Easily worked by machine or hand tools. Excellent turning properties. Polishes to a beautiful sheen.
||Considered one of the best woods for novelties due to its natural beauty. Burls often sliced into cabinet-grade veneer.
||One of the most expensive woods in the United States.