This tree was taken down in October of 2011, and had to be taken to a larger mill to be quartersawn. The tree provided five 8′ long logs, the largest was 32″ in diameter and the smallest being 23″. This was the tallest and straightest tree I have been able to salvage. Also turns out to be the oldest tree I have had the privilege of working with. The growth rings show the tree as being 228 years old, which would date it back to 1783. It was taken down with great care by Ed Meek, who I thank greatly for loading it on too my trailer.
The logs were quartersawn at Zook’s mill in Smulton, and shows some very nice ray fleck in the grain.