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Forum topic by TinWhiskers posted 04-28-2016 01:48 AM 722 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2016 01:48 AM

Just cut down an Elm. I don’t know much about burls. Is the base of this tree a burl? Worth anything?

Thx
Kim


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#1 posted 04-28-2016 01:57 AM

I dont think so, but that is very strange

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 02:27 AM

I don’t know about the value but if I had a saw large enough I’d cut it a use it for something. I know it will be pretty wood. Once its cut where you can see it you’ll find a use for it.
Gerald

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 02:36 AM

Root wood can be spectacular!

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 08:44 AM

If You can, dig it out. The grain will be WILD!!!

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 11:49 AM

Looking into options for someone else to dig out. Don’t want to attempt with a manual shovel.

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#6 posted 04-28-2016 12:48 PM



Looking into options for someone else to dig out. Don t want to attempt with a manual shovel.

- TinWhiskers


That’s a lot better plan.
Gerald

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#7 posted 04-28-2016 01:03 PM

I guess it depends on what you make with it, just off the picture I bet it is wild stuff.

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 01:46 PM

I would love to see how that burl turns out.

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 02:34 PM

Yep, it’s a root burl….. And stating that you don’t want to dig it out is priceless. Hehehe I’m with you on that.

I once saw on one of the professional? woodworking/home repair shows where someone wanted to move a tree without cutting into the roots. I believe they used an air compressor and blasted the dirt away to expose the roots, and then pulled it out with a crane and moved it to another location. Don’t know if the tree lived as they didn’t go back to show the results.

I don’t know what the dirt situation is in your area, but if it’s loam and not full of rocks, hire one of your neighbors kids to dig it out. I doesn’t matter how long they would take to do it, but don’t pay until you have the burl in hand…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#10 posted 05-22-2016 11:07 PM

I attempted to cut it out. Dulled 2 chains real quick. I gave up and let the stump grinder have it. Grinder said the burl was 2’’’ thick or less with dirt behind it. Wasn’t worth the effort.

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#11 posted 05-23-2016 02:25 AM

Good choice Whiskers!

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