- Trade names: Tulipier, American Whitewood
- Origin: USA
- Range: Southeast region of the USA, planted and cultivated in other countries.
- Uses: Sliced and peeled veneer, used almost exclusively for interior surfaces. In Southern Europe also used to some extent as veneer for mass-produced furniture.
- Character: The heartwood of the tuliptree can varies from light yellow to reddish brown and darkens very quickly in the air. Tulipier is a light-weight and soft wood. Also relevant ist, that the bark is used for medical purposes. The tuliptree can grow up to 60 meters tall and the trunk has a diameter of 1.5 meters. The oldest tree from the original distribution area is in Queens. It is at the 450 years old and has a diameter of 2 meters at a height of 41 meters. The gray, brown or brown-orange bark is covered with fine, flat groins in a netting-like manner. Young trees give up to 3.6 kg of nectar per season, which corresponds to about 1.8 kg of honey.
- Particularities: The American Whitewood is very closely related to Magnolia. It is an example of wood species, which are not due to a particular characteristic, but through the combination of balanced and use-relevant properties occupy a special status. You can use the white sapwood as well the partly differently colored heartwood.
Natural product wood
Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique!
Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee.
Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.