I got another score, some really beautiful stuff with a lot of spalting in some pieces. The only problem is that it was brought to me without any leave samples, so I am uncertain of the species. Perhaps my pals here at LumberJocks have some clues.
I got two pieces. One looks like it is near the bottom of the trunk, and the other is a crotch piece. I can also add that this tree is (was) in Northern California, in an suburban area, so it is not limited to native species.
A view that shows the bark:
This is the crotch piece. It is the more spalted of the two.
Both pieces after splitting:
The only leave sample I have is a small twig that was growing out of the crotch piece. They are juvenile leaves, about 1/2” long.
These are going to make some beautiful winged bowls from four of the blanks. Perhaps this wood is nice enough to core the larger bowls for some smaller bowls, as it would be a shame to waste any of this. I have not decided what to do with the center section; perhaps a pair of half-and-half (half heartwood/half sapwood) skinny vases.
-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com