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05-26-2012 11:51 PM

Some day some one is going to try to mill this. It will look like an awesome burl.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 12:57 AM

It is amazing what trees will grow around and engulf, thus the reason sawyers don’t want anything to do with trees from your yard! There is a guy here in the DFW area with a bicycle engulfed by a tree. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 01:00 AM

Actually that is not burl, it is just the tree growing around the poles.
Burl is tree limbs not growing out but growing within itsself. Kind of like an ingrown hair


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 03:43 AM

Arlin, Jack did not say it was a burl, he said it will look like an awesome burl!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 11:06 AM

If someone cut the pipes now, pulled them out, and let the tree keep growing it would make a very impressive grain pattern in the lumber. Last Winter, I found a tree on the edge of a golf course with a section of logging chain inside a crotch. It was cut by a tree service and they destroyed a chainsaw chain finding it…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 12:02 PM

+1 in the yard trees.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 01:08 PM

This birch cam out of my yard. I passed on milling it because I thought it might have some hardware. I think my bandsaw blade would have been finished.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 02:57 PM

Yikes Don, this kind of stuff is spooky. Yeah that would have finished off a bandsaw blade for sure.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 04:16 PM

Here’s a Picture with a fitting story for Memorial Day.


-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 04:20 PM

I come from the farm where they are notorious for nailing fence wire to trees. Now I walk through there and just shake my head.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 05-28-2012 04:27 PM

A very fitting and touching memorial GrandpaLen. Thanks for sharing that

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#11 posted 06-15-2012 07:38 PM

We can all appreciate Mother Nature and find inspiration within … and sometimes through Human Stupidity too!
But a combination of both can sometimes boggle the mind. Point in case, the tree wrapped fence!

However … in the particular case of GrampaLen’s message given … the combination of Human Love and Mother Nature grabs hold to inspire the mind and heart forever.

-- Elaine in Duncan

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