Horse Chestnut Burl in Stock!
We are happy that we could get a real rarity for our customers again: a huge trunk of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), which had grown over and over with burls, could be bought for our customers! Although buds had recently sprouted on the tree, the tree had to be felled. The inside of the tree was already so badly devoured by mushrooms that the tree would probably not have been able to withstand the next strong storm and thus posed a threat to its urban environment. For us, Horse Chestnut Burl is one of the most beautiful native exotic species, the wood is incredibly finely grained: with thousands of finest burl eyes, often with silky structure and a colour spectrum ranging from almost yellow-white to silvery greyish-yellow to reddish-brown and even green and blue-grey, just like its American relative Buckeye Burl (Aesculus californicus). After thorough drying we will soon be able to offer you beautiful pieces of this wood in our shop, because the wood is relatively soft, certainly also in stabilized form!