Wood Facts

Burls are Rare

A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds.

A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus. Most burls grow beneath the  ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over.

Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. It is sought after by furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors. There are a number of well-known types of burls (each from a particular species); these are highly valued and sliced into veneers for woodturning, furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames, household objects, automobile interior paneling and trim. –Wikipedia


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