Tom, around Casa Grande, AZ, there are huge Pistachio orchards. Like Pecans, after a time, they drastically lose their productivity and need to be removed and replaced. There's a guy down there that salvages the logs and slabs them...as well as big mesquites. He has some Pistachio slabs that are 18"-20" by maybe 4'. I've never worked any but he has and says it's a difficult job. But, his tables are magnificent.
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