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Forum topic by Eric posted 02-20-2015 04:08 PM 734 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2015 04:08 PM

OK. I know this is a burl. But what tree is it? Sorry I didn’t get a photo of the canopy last summer.

Is this valuable. Is it worth harvesting?

-- Eric

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 04:24 PM

Can’t tell what kind of tree that is but that is definitely a desireable burl!!! If it’s your tree it would be well worth harvesting. If it’s not your tree make sure you have permission to harvest it. I hear the penalties for just helping yourself are steep!!!

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#2 posted 02-20-2015 05:32 PM

The hollow below the burl makes me wonder if the burl itself is rotten.

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 06:55 PM

The bark resembles Ash. Location would help a little.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 07:42 PM

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 08:38 PM

looks like maple to me but i’m not an expert, very very valuable burl being that size

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#6 posted 02-20-2015 09:09 PM

Maple with what looks like some fiddle under it look for where the bark grows like a X that area is fiddle,if the inside isn’t rotten.I would be interested in buying it whole if you cut it down.

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 02:30 AM

Randy is on the money. It is ash.

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#8 posted 02-21-2015 02:38 AM

That tree is way past its prime. If you want the burl, I would harvest it sooner than later before it dies with the rest of the tree.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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