We call the trees ‘weed tree’s because they grow like weeds, adding several feet a year to their height.
We believe that the wood is a variety of buckthorn called Glossy Buckthorn. It grows on a corner of our property and as it is very invasive we have been cutting it’s progress down for years. One day we threw a piece on the lathe and discovered this beautiful, pinkish orange heartwood. Now, instead of cutting and burning the wood we harvest it. Our first ‘cash crop’. 😉
Here’s a couple of more photos:
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