Turning Archive 2007

Processing Semi Dead Cherry

Tom Minehan
>The local power company cut a dying cherry tree on their right of way and told me to take it. I have it cut into manageable lengths. The sap wood in a lot of places looks a little punky for about !/2 to 1" in. The heart wood is fine. There is more wood than I can readily process. I'm wondering if it is better to leave it in the longer lenths or cut it into blanks and anchor seal. The ends now have anchor shield. I'd hate to lose all this cherry because I didn't process it correctly with the punky wood. It is about 16" at the base and the center is all solid no rot.

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