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Forum topic by BobWemm posted 07-11-2015 02:33 AM 977 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BobWemm

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07-11-2015 02:33 AM

Hi All,
I was recently involved in a discussion about how Burls form on Eucalyptus trees. Well, I Googled “Eucalyptus Tree Burls” before extending my opinion any further, and just as well because I learned something new this morning. It appears that Burls usually form from a Disease of some sort, or from stress to the tree. this can be from insect attack or from physical stress such as wind, water or fire.
So thanks to the person who enlightened me and has also been enlightened.
Attached are a couple of images of a “Salmon Gum” and also a River Red Gum. The River Red Gum is almost entirely Burl for at least 6 feet of it’s trunk. Man, would I love to have that in my shed.
Hope you find this interesting and I apologise that I cannot provide the link to this particular site, I’m technologically challenged.

Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.


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#1 posted 07-11-2015 02:43 AM

WOW, some big burls. That firs one reminds me of a lamp I’m working on with my wife right now. Mine is lodgepole pine burl.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 03:05 AM

Agree with Jim, them be some big burls !!!

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#3 posted 07-11-2015 03:43 AM

Amazing ugly and beautiful at the same time. I agree, a piece of that in the shop would be great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-11-2015 09:10 AM

I have to agree with doubleDD certainy without argument there is some of the finest examples of mother natures work on display.

And for the para normal phemomena people there is also what look like a Boeing Logo in the top left of photo 1 as well.
Interesting!!!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 07-11-2015 02:11 PM

Glad that you showed these to me before Bob, I had a question to ask back then, but forgot it then. I was wondering What sort of root system do these trees have, and would there be any sort of highly figured usable wood in these also??

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 07-11-2015 02:30 PM

Don, you ask some good questions Hey? I really don’t know for sure but I have been told that there are burls which form on the roots and also have had some pieces of Gum tree root from South Australia which are highly figured.
So, I guess that the answer is yes.
Hope this helps.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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