Madrona (Arbutus menziesii)
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The inner bark was sometimes used by native North American Indians to make dresses.
The leaves can be used to test the temperature of pitch that is being used to waterproof canoes. When the leaves turn black the pitch is ready to use.
A brown dye is obtained from the bark[57, 106], it does not need a mordant. Use in spring or summer.
The bark is a rich source of tannin[46, 61, 82, 226], it is used medicinally. The tannin is also used as a preservative on wood, ropes etc.
Wood – very hard, brittle, durable in water, close grained, heavy, strong. The wood does not split when it dries and so has been used for carving. It is also sometimes used for making furniture, it also produces a fine grade of charcoal[46, 61, 82, 99, 229].
Cultivation & Habitat
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