California’s hardwood resource is comprised of more than 30 species. Of these, Tanoak, Madrone and Black Oak hardwoods are the most abundant.
The California Hardwood Industry, which is comprised of a mix of primary and secondary manufacturers, is rapidly affirming the economic potential that exists for native hardwoods.
Sales of hardwood lumber, flooring, pallet stock and fiber have been growing steadily. The working qualities of many California hardwoods are equal to or exceed those of many common eastern hard woods.
At the same time, the colors and patterns of these woods are as attractive as the exotic woods of Asia, Africa and South America.
Source: California Hardwoods Industry Initiative