This wood is from newly pulled Manzanita root burls that have begun to dry. It is ideal to immediately work the wood when the moisture content is the highest. As it dries, the grain will check and split and the fibers will be more difficult to turn. These burls began the drying process in December 2018; please make note that depending on your purchase date, as these have dried, checks and splits will be present. Expect movement and checking to develop before and after the wood is worked. The colors are a rich pinkish red that is even more stunning than Madrone burl. Dirt, incursions, voids, and checks are present in all pieces. Keep these in a bucket full of water until turned or cut. These can ship to the USA only. Please note that these burls were measured using the maximum length, width, and thickness including any roots that are present.