by Jennifer Lysen

Beetle blight is a real problem for PNW pine trees.  These insects made their way through this region a few years back and ruined a good amount of local timber.  The beetles kill part of the tree which renders the timber useless for structural uses but creates a beautiful color variation and the salvageable lumber can be used for decorative purposes.  I've seen the most gorgeous tables and accent pieces made with lumber that had beetle blight.  Our Blight colorway is a light brown color with black speckles.

The beetles themselves are surprisingly large.  I had one fly into my car once while I was driving.  I'm not gonna lie, it was terrifying.


Blight is available in our shop in Sapling Sock and Sprouts and is available in any weight in our Dyed to Order section.