Oleo Europa, grown throughout many areas of Central Europe, was planted by locals, soldiers, and anyone who has enjoyed eating olives or cooking with olive oil. Native European stock tends to produce larger boules with larger, thicker, and more stable lumber. Ideal for high end cabinets, end tables, and fancy turned articles. European Olive tends to have regular grain patterns (not fiddle back or burl) unlike the orchard trees in the United States. A rare and prized species in exotic lumber. Italy. This is the same species of olive that is sent from the "Holy land" it has just been grown elsewhere. Live edge pieces will have checking near live edges or splits. End splits are common in larger boards and will be noted. Bark incursions, surface checks, and loose knots are present in most pieces. Pictures were taken of most defects on each piece. Smaller boards will have less defects. If you cannot work around defects look for smaller boards. Live edges. Several penetrating bark incursions. Great colors.
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