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Re: what again is sorb?
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what again is sorb? ()

Jack Dover
It's a tree from apple family that's mainly native to Europe. I had to look it up because I always thought it's a shrub. This particular specie can grow up to 3' in diameter and is quite dense and hard, if you ever worked applewood you can relate. It's a very slow growth tree, so probably lumber is not commercially available anymore. The largest tree I've seen was maybe 6-8" in diameter, other were even smaller, barely enough to get some stock for walking canes.

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