I need help with some Beautiful splatted American Holly

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I’ve lost the use of my left hand so this will be short. I have a holly tree that i’m milling. It is 24” diameter at butt, goes up about six feet to a triple crotch. Was told it was dead but after I cut it down, one of the 3 trunks was still alive. The dead parts are some of the most beautiful splatted wood of any kind I’ve ever milled or seen. The question I have in a round about way is how to describe the dead part. I’ve always thought of punky wood as soft and squishy. this wood is real light in weight but not really soft and no squisheness at all. Anyone know the correct terminology? I’m going to list some on ebay and want to make sure folks have the info they need.

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 07:53 PM


I don’t have an answer to your question, but I replied anyway just to be friendly. I had added you to my “buddies” list some time ago as a fellow Alabamian. My Dad taught school in West Blockton in 1941-42. He taught shop, I think. He only did one year there because he joined the navy and went off to the Pacific.

I had noticed that you very rarely post. Your profile page tellls a sad story. How are you doing? What’s going on with the left hand?

-Paul (Huntsville)

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