Reclaimed character grade ponderosa pine branded BlueFire by Princeton Forest Products is known for its unique appearance created by a beetle infestation which kills the tree. The beetles leave entrance and exit holes throughout the tree giving it character.
Blue stain is caused when the tree is no longer able to emit the moisture it has retained quick enough. Forest fires heat up the remaining sap in the trees, bringing out the blue stain and other mineral colors. The trees are then reclaimed, kiln dried and manufactured. With BlueFire’s distinct staining and character, no two pieces are alike.