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White oak burl

Quercus alba


A grain deformity caused by stress. This one was 33 cm wide and a meter above the ground. Much darker than the tree bark with a bumpy surface.


Spotted at the Garvan Woodland Gardens in a mixed forest.


Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. It is sought after by furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors. There are a number of well-known types of burls (each from a particular species); these are highly valued and sliced into veneers for furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames, household objects, automobile interior paneling and trim, musical instruments, and woodturning. (Wikipedia)

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.44, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

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