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Redwood Climbing Frame

Certain manufacturers will say they produce Redwood Climbing frames, this is a deception. They are usually referring to Scots Pine or its scientific name a Pinus Sylvestris. Refereed to as a redwood by some causing confusion. When you see Redwood in descriptions it will more than likely be pine. You're not be getting wood from giant trees found in North America seen in text books or if you've been lucky enough to see them in person. So you need to treat those as Pine climbing frames.

Scots Pine redwood pine / Scot's Pine
Giant Redwood Giant Redwood

Scots Pine

UK forestry commission When used outside pine needs treatment, it's official. Scots Pine is the only commercially grown tree for timber in the UK, but has spread across Europe however these have merged with other conifers. The Scottish Highlands are the only place to find pure Scots Pine.

Scots Pine is also known as Archangel redwood which is why confusion exists. Considered one of the most workable soft woods available and suitable for building works. This over the years has included buildings, ships and their masks.

Giant Redwood

You can call Giant Redwoods Redwood, Sequoia, Coast Redwood, California Redwood. Discovered in America and with cities to build with these trees were ideal. Hundreds of years old and up to 90m high, diameters reaching 3m they were ideal fot the early settlements during the gold rush. Then when men couldn't find gold they took to selling lumber. With such large prizes on offer, they were able to fuel growth across north America. Giant Redwood benefits from being extremely resistant to decay and so used for cladding low to the ground

Giant Redwood very expensive. You may come across outdoor play equipment labelled as ‘Redwood’. Generally, it's not talking about timber from the giant redwood trees in North America. you may have marvelled at them in pictures, but actually your buying variety of pine. Redwood, when in play equipment, is typically ‘Pinus Sylvestris’, or Scots Pine. Therefore, if you come across ‘redwood’ equipment, see it as a pine, as outlined above.