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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 1126 days ago 2094 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this picture from 4 years ago and thought that I would share. It was the largest maple burl in southern Oregon.
Still have some left. It had a hole in the center that you could climb down in and have a nice sit down. In the picture is my son Douglas!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!



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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1126 days ago

Wow, That’s a huge burl! Is the burl still in good shape? Not rotten or anything like that?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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OregonBurls

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#2 posted 1126 days ago

It is all spalted and I have be selling for 4 years. If you like spalte this is the best!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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reggiek

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#3 posted 1125 days ago

Wow Greg….now that is a one big piece of burl….that tree must have had some serious issues. Was the spalting all natural or did you give it an assist? I can see that one providing alot of slabs for tables and the like….did it have alot of punk or was it solid?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 1125 days ago

It was all solid with incredible colors. it was naturally spalted. The died and then sat for 2 years. then I harvested it.
I have seen where maple burls had 3” of live wood and the rest spalted to the core.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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CampD

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#5 posted 1125 days ago

That must have been fun to harvest?
any pic’s of it cut?

-- Doug...

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OregonBurls

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#6 posted 1125 days ago

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 1125 days ago

Incredible one Greg!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 1124 days ago

Greg, that picture is worth posting on the interesting trees blog.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/4890

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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reggiek

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#9 posted 1124 days ago

Spectacular, those pictures are making me drool all over my keyboard…..what fantastic grain….and the spalting! Nature has no equal when it comes to eye candy….we just can’t copy the palette of colors available in nature.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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JJohnston

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#10 posted 1124 days ago

How did you harvest it?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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OregonBurls

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#11 posted 1123 days ago

Just with a back hoe and 16’ trailer

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 1121 days ago

Greg, This is one humungous Burl! The color and and grain are outstanding. That had to be one heck of a job to get this one out and home!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1119 days ago

Beautiful Spalting….thanks for sharing it with us.
How are you selling it ? By the pound or board foot or what ? thanks

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 1119 days ago

It is by the pic and BF. It is all dry now so not much weight to it!
Thanks

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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