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Forum topic by ranae1981 posted 07-04-2014 08:10 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2014 08:10 PM

My sisters bf has a tree he recently cut down because it died it hasn’t rotted yet and will try to get some pictures of the burls . One side of the tree is covered in burls of different sizes with a few going over half way around the tree. For sale of the burls how should he cut it up. He is thinking of just cutting it into logs so as to do as little damage as possible to the burls. Would this be okay. He has no idea what kind of tree it is.

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 08:21 PM

No do not cut it into logs. You can cut half way into the tree to get the burl out depending on how thick the tree is. Me personally I would not go more then a 8” to 10” into the tree.

If the burl is pretty big 16”x16” you can cut it in half to even see if it is really good or not.

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 08:26 PM

Logs will be fine.

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 03:01 AM

Here is a pic of the burl it is aprox. 6 ft long and goes all the way around the tree making the tree at least two to three times around as it would normally be.

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