So he selected Oregon alder
- both in plywood and hardwood - because it was a good Oregon tree and his father loved this state.
Alder, also known as red alder, Oregon alder
and Western alder, grows in the Pacific Northwest, where it is a rarity of sorts: a commercial hardwood in an area known for softwoods.
Weyerhaeuser operates its Oregon alder
mills in Eugene and Garibaldi.
Red alder, Pacific red alder, western alder, Oregon alder
Weyerhaeuser operates two Oregon alder
sawmills - in Eugene (with 170 employees) and Garibaldi - and four in Washington.