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Forum topic by larryparamedic posted 12-01-2009 08:59 PM 1049 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2009 08:59 PM

I’m helping my father-in-law gather firewood for this season and he’s offering a couple of cherry trees that fell last spring . they have been kept off the ground all season . my questions are 1. do burls matter ? 2. what should we look for when we cut the trunk? 3. one tree grew in the side of a drainage ditch and the other is part of a cluster of cherry trees , will this cause too much reaction wood ? both trees are about 18 to 20 inches in diameter and really straight . also I have a red oak tree about 3 feet in diameter about to be harvested . it has galls on the branches , will this be a problem ? thanx y’all .

-- larry,indiana

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 09:53 PM

Hey Larry, I could help you if you better if you put a picture on. An infattic “YES” Burls matter. LOL The burl normally grow on the trunk or the base of the tree. Sometimes the base is a burl if it had damage over the years. Alot of times also at the base and beneith the branches you will have fiddleback. A lot of times you can see the rippling of the bark which is fiddle back in the wood.
If you have a cluster of stems… you will have good figure kinda like crotches.
How some of this helps

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 09:55 PM

i can answer 1. you don’t want those nasty burls, just cut them off and send them to me, JK. Burls are good, if you are a turner, or if they have any size to them they can be sawn into veners.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 05:28 AM

thanx guys . the burls are small .

-- larry,indiana

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