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Huge maple burl help

Discussion in 'Wood Carving & Turning' started by gdh2413, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. gdh2413

    gdh2413 New Member

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    Hello I have a very old Maple tree on my property and it has a very very large Burl on the bottom which I believe is the more sought after type hence it is not due to injury I measured around it and it's about 26 ft in about 6 ft tall I'm going to harvest this tree and sell it and I'm looking for advice on removing it and selling it
     

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    Kind of gives a new meaning to "the butt log". Are you going to dig around to expose more of the bottom?
     
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    ArtB ArboristSite Guru

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    how big a saw you have?
    do you have a backhoe?
     
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    That's a crazy cool tree you have there.
    I would get several expert opinions.
    Maybe actually search out some funky furniture builders to see what they might want to do with resulting lumber.
     
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    Probably a lot more in root system below ground. I would search for a person that specializes in large burls.
     
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    Agree
    From what I know about the western maples on this coast, that entire stump and crown will have desirable figure to them.
    Guitar guys go for some of the smaller pieces even.
    You might be surprised what it yields (or maybe you know).
     
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    W. maples have pretty shallow roots. Spending $500-1000 on a digger would be worth the end result..
     

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