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Mulberry Mega Burl
« on: March 27, 2021, 05:13:20 PM »
This is my first post in many years and the first log i've picked up in just as many. 
This Mulberry tree has been growing across the street from the Junior High school. And I've been eyeballing it for 15 years! this week as we were passing by the school, a tree service had a saw in it and was about to drop it. So i made a quick u turn and introduced myself. 
Those guys couldn't have been happier that I would haul this thing away for them.


 



 

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And this is the top 8' of the log ready to go home. This top end doesn't have any burls on it. So it will become a bunch of crotchy slabs.



 

The butt end of the burl piece is 60" at its narrowest and the top of the burl piece is about 40".



 

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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 06:28:26 PM »
Hi, it will be interesting to see whats in there.

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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 09:19:19 PM »
Man.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!  Id've thought that logs got a face only a mother nature could love!


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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 07:32:50 AM »
I am looking forward to this!
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 09:36:28 AM »
 :P

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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 08:40:48 PM »
Fantastic, awesome to see that tree being cut so low.  They really wanted you to get every bit of that burl.
There might be a little dust on the butt log, but don't let if fool ya bout what's inside

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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 09:13:55 AM »
Made it home with the burly bit.



 

Just for fun, let's all take a guess as to the weight of this thing. No cheating by using the log weight calculator! Besides, this species isn't listed anyway. I had to do some cross referencing and approximating to come up with an answer. I'll share my numbers after a fair number of guesses.

BTW, it's easier to get these things onto the trailer than off the trailer.
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2021, 09:17:42 AM »
I'll bite. Just a full bore SWAG here: 4,756 pounds
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 01:42:29 PM »
Exacting number Tom?
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 08:01:09 PM »
7,600 pounds
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2021, 09:02:42 PM »
WDH always exaggerates; 6,600 lbs.
(but he might know his way 'round the mulberry bush)
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2021, 04:26:42 AM »
Lovely specimen!! I'd have to say 4000 lb for the burl piece. ;D
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2021, 05:36:23 AM »
5,500
There might be a little dust on the butt log, but don't let if fool ya bout what's inside

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2021, 07:23:27 AM »
7152.65 lbs
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 08:01:46 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 08:04:17 AM »
I think some of you guys are measuring air. :D
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 08:17:42 AM »
I have no idea so took a quick average in my head and added 1 (the price is right tactics ;D) I just tried it with a calculator and it looks like the real average should have been 5934.775, can I change my bid? :D

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 08:44:52 AM »
I had second thoughts on my guess too, I should have gotten closer to 6,200#, but I will stick with my first guess. I will be interested to see how poor that was exactly.
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 10:31:23 AM »
Gotta love it when things come together and you get big nice pieces of free wood. I'm guessing they didn't realize that there may be thousands of dollars of burl in that chunk, if you find the right person... Well, maybe not thousands, I don't know what that stuff goes for anymore.

I try to get as much free wood as I can but I don't really have a good way to move it, which is a shame. I need to put a hitch on the wife's vehicle, then I could load stuff (theoretically) on a motorcycle trailer I have.
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Re: Mulberry Mega Burl
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 03:27:31 PM »
Wife's age + our number of children X the years married = 4582
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