A new stock of distinctively hued pine has arrived at Sustainable Northwest Wood.

The Portland depot for sustainably harvested wood is now stocking Campground Blue Pine, a salvaged wood with a story to tell.

Blue pine, sought after by designers for its often dramatic look, gets its hue from a fungus that results in the logs once the tree has died.

“There are a number of things that cause that blue fungus,” said Ryan Temple, president of Sustainable Northwest Wood. “It could be a tree from a fire kill or just a log that sat around at the mill too long.”

What makes the new shipment of Campground Blue Pine especially interesting is that it comes from pine trees killed by the ongoing mountain pine beetle epidemic throughout the American West.

From Sustainable Business Oregon: http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/06/sustainable-northwest-wood-debuts.html