Photos of Burls

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Re: Photos of Burls

Post by John Harvey » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:52 pm

In case anyone didn't see my Facebook post. Here is a photo I took today of a white oak burl in Williamstown New Jersey. Its the largest non-redwood burl Ive ever seen. It wraps almost all the way around the tree. 23ft CBH.
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Re: Photos of Burls

Post by Rand » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:01 pm

JohnnyDJersey wrote:In case anyone didn't see my Facebook post. Here is a photo I took today of a white oak burl in Williamstown New Jersey. Its the largest non-redwood burl Ive ever seen. It wraps almost all the way around the tree. 23ft CBH.
Whoa! And I thought the one in Cuyahoga valley took the cake.

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Re: Photos of Burls

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Jonathan Medina
near Arvada, CO

Siberian elm burl covered tree. That is the back of a horse trailer for scale. Found on a farm in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. 60" burl growing above an estimated 78" burl. Close to half of the mass of this tree is burl. All the way up all leaders there is less than 12" between the burls.
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Re: Photos of Burls

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John Harvey

Red Maple in South Jersey. Burls from head to toe.
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Mitch Alan Boatman

Red Oak Burl in Southern Ohio. It is much larger than the pic makes it seem.
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Re: Photos of Burls

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Rob McBrideNative Tree Society
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At Pembrey Country Park :).
Pembrey, United Kingdom
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Big fat burl, Ricketts Glen. PA
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John Harvey

Redwood Burl, Muir Woods. about a 30ft circumference although the picture doesn't do it justice.
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John Harvey

Ok last one. This is a burl on the side of the Arco Giant. 45th largest tree on Earth. It looks like a very small beauty mark or mole on the side of an otherwise unblemished tree. When you take into account that the tree is around 50 feet in circumference at this height, you realize how big the beauty mark really is.
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Re: Photos of Burls

Post by edfrank » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:38 pm

Tom Kimmerer

Today's tree reminds me of someone... Oh, I know: Cookie Monster. Silver maple, Acer saccharinum.
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