Box Elder is a great wood for turning as the grain is fine and the burls have exquisite detail, giving great depth to any area with figure. Box Elder is also known as Manitoba Maple and American Maple in Russia. This fast growing, short lived tree grows to heights of up to seventy feet with a maximum trunk size of about three and a half feet. There is much debate as to what causes the beautiful red staining that can occur in this wood. It is often referred to as a Maple with a "royal blush". The wood is soft, has excellent gluing properties and is suitable for boxes, turned articles and other fine articles. These blanks are freshly cut and wax sealed. There are some spectacular pieces, including exhibition grade items. There is a nice range of creamy orange and vanilla colors, like an orange creamsicle ice cream cone! Most all defects have been cut away, but there may be occasional bark incursions or checks in corner edges that will easily turn away. This is some of the best Box Elder burl we have cut in a few years! Pieces that do have live edge barks, will ship to USA only!