Re: NANFA-- swamp tank pictures
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 16:16:28 EST

In a message dated 1/5/01 8:24:55 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Burls are growths that form on the side of the trunk of the sequoia
sempervirens, usually at the base. They are not part of the main
trunk, that's why you see convoluted growth when they are sliced, not
concentric rings. People love to slice 'em up and make tables out of
the big ones in Mendocino and Humboldt California. I might be able to
come up with the name of one of the tourist places that sells live
burls if anyone wants to get one. I'm not sure where they get doesn't necessarily kill the tree if you saw off the
I would be very interested in getting a burl, I might be willing to trade a
cypress "stump" (short stumpy tree) for one. they will grow in a pot in a
pond or can be bonsai'ed.


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