Shredded Excelsior, also known as shredded wood, is made from the poplar trees. Its natural origins, clean smell, and impressive resilience makes our shredded excelsior a wonderful alternative to other paper, mylar, poly, and wax shreds. Great for a gift basket base with natural health products, cosmetics, and food products. 100% biodegradable - no dyes or chemicals. Available in coarse and extra fine. The extra fine feels softer against your hands.