Gifted a burl, no id

Gary Beasley

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Unfortunately, I don't do burls. The end grain COULD be madrone but I definitely would not bet money on that, particularly assuming it's local to you. Doesn't look right for manzanita but I can't see the end grain characteristics clearly enough to be sure.

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Manzanita growth rings are actually generally very well defined, BUT ... you have to have a very close look at a well-cleaned-up end grain to see that clearly:



This is why I said it doesn't look like manzanita in the end grain. Even in a poorly cleaned up end grain, you can often see that the rings are distinct:



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