Plum is a richly coloured fruitwood, usually slightly more dense than it’s more common neighbour, Cherry. The heartwood colour is reddish, the sap and outer portion of the tree is a pale creamy brown. The tree rarely grows to a size to yield large straight planks. Most plum trees which we acquire have been rooted out of the Clyde Valley orchards in order to plant new, more vigorous fruiting trees and so frequently contain areas of rot and other degrade.
The timber qualities of Plum are excellent; it is beautifully easy to cut, carve, sand & polish. Any rot areas will be soft.