Burl Woods Collection
Box Elder Burl
A tree 50 to 70 feet high with a truck diameter up to 3 or 4 feet. Commonly multi-stemmed dividing near the ground. It grows along streams and lakes, preferring rich soil. It is found in many of the northern and eastern states. The wood is light, soft grained, and creamy white, but older trees have streaks of red or brown. The burl is tight with many eyes, but usually has bark pockets or areas of decay. Burl colors may vary from the usual creamy white to light brown with occasional pink areas.
Found in California, this tall tree reaches heights of 165 feet and diameters of 4 feet. Heartwood is a rich dark brown with darker bands and stripes. Sapwood is a light grey-brown. The wood has straight to wavy or curly grain.
Western Maple Burl
This is a large tree, often 80 to 100 feet high with a trunk diameter of 2 to 3 feet. It grows on rich bottom lands or on rocky slopes of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and parts of California. The wood is medium density, close-grained, white sapwood and reddish brown heartwood. Some trees will have root burls of several thousand pounds. Other trees may be burled on the trunk or limbs.
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