Note: Information is dated. Do not rely on it.Redwood. The name of various sorts of wood of a red color, as the wood of the redwood of Jamaica; of Andaman wood; of the redwood of the Bahamas; and of a coniferous tree of California, the redwood of the timber trade. The redwood of California is found only in that state, and in but a comparatively contracted area even there. The available redwood is now confined to about 318 miles of coast. The lumber is now becoming much in demand for decorative purposes. Its color is a light salmon when first cut, which afterwards turns to a deep red.