Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Are Standing Dead/Diseased Trees Good for Turning?

Philip Morris
>Are standing dead/diseased trees still good for tuning?

There is a Bradford Pear tree in a nearby neighborhood that has turned black as if covered with soot (leaves and all). I have been told that it was probably overstressed by the heat and drought we have had here in Jackson, Mississippi this summer and succumbed to some kind of disease. It appears to have been alive this spring since it does have a lot of its foilage.

I was wondering about approaching the homeowner about cutting it down, but did not want to if it would recover or if the wood was no good.

If the wood is still potentially good, is the soot looking stuff something that presents any hazards in cutting or turning?

Thanks,
Philip

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