Well – we’re not sure yet, this kinda looks like burl but it may just be some anomalies around cut branches or other disturbances on the trunk. Some mineral stains are apparent, no spalting …. so we’re going to slice and dice a bit and see what we get. If it’s real burl and interesting we have turning stock and maybe some slabs, if not we just get a little further ahead of the firewood stockpile for next season!
If you look at the ends, there is some burl or random grain apparent. We’re hoping it dives in deep.
Off to the mill with this one tomorrow … I have to do a full inventory. I think there’s something like 50+ logs we now have in various stages of waiting for pickup, storage, milling, drying, and dimensioning.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com