Swirly Burly Black Oak Burl ~ Exquisite!
Related to Red Oak, this species flourishes in the foothills of western Oregon and California. Much smaller than its eastern counterparts, the trunk is usually 5-9' long before the first limbs. Usually only one log per tree is produced. Colors are a mixture of Oregon White Oak (greenish white) and the red/browns of the eastern species. The wood is not as green or as red as either of the aforementioned trees but rather a slightly warm tannish-red color. Black Oak trees rarely produce burls that are usable as most are hollow with very little sound wood. This was an abnormal burl that was about 35 ft. up the trunk and was completely intact with exceptional figure and rare colors!

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