Burl Wood Art
A burl results from stress that a tree undergoes in its growing process. The largest of burlwood growths are often seen in coastal redwoods (sequoia sempervirens) and are known to encircle the entire trunk of the original tree. Additionally, when a high amount of moisture is present around the tree, burls can grow into entirely new redwoods. Burls yield a unique type of wood, valued for its unique qualities by artisans making furniture, art, and sculpture. Redwood tree burls can be difficult to harvest because of their great size and potential harm caused to the tree that the growth is coming from.