Monday, May 9, 2011

Fallen Pecan Tree

Hauling Pecan Tree Logs

In the unfortunate circumstance of the recent tornado outbreak in North Carolina and other southern states, this beautiful Pecan tree was uprooted.  I have been fortuanate enough to receive part of it by removing it from an elderly ladies yard in Raleigh, NC.  

Pecan and other hickory woods are rated as the number three hardwood group in the United States. It falls behind only black walnut and black cherry in terms of value.
Carya illinoensis has close-grained, hard wood that is pale reddish-brown with occasional dark streaks.

Pecan when turned…is durable, stable and takes on a beautiful finish. It makes beautiful bowls, vessels, cutting boards and other projects.  I am thrilled to be able to use this wood for future woodworking projects and to know this beautiful wood will not go without notice and end up in a landfill or other insignificant area.

One of the 28 inch diameter logs

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