New house has a redwood deck--impossible to find redwood?
My newly purchased house has a huge pool deck that is made out of redwood. The realtor told us "good luck with your illegal deck" as a joke but then proceeded to tell us that redwood has now become outlawed to chop down so the bits and pieces of redwood floating around the market are going to be extremely expensive. Is this true? Can't seem to find a direct answer from google. If so is there a substitute we could use? Or even (we dread this, seeing as it would be VERY expensive), should we just replace the whole deck with some other kind of wood? Thanks!