Chinaberry Tree Just went down
Here in East Texas we are having a drought which has caused a lot of crop and vegetation damage.
So far, here at the campground we manage we've lost a nice old black walnut tree and a few pin oaks and live oaks.
Today we are having a bit of a light wind storm, steady winds around 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph or so.
One of the casualties of this wind was a huge branch off our old Chinaberry tree. I haven't gone out to examine it, and I'm sure there is probably some insect damage, but from the window of the shop it looks to be about 12-14" at the butt and maybe 6' long that clear and straight. After that it makes a bend and loses some size down to about 8".
After I get it cleaned up, (after the wind calms down), and if anyone wants some of it to play with, I'll be happy to send some. This is still green wood so might be good for turning or other small projects.
I'll probably keep some of the larger stuff for myself to make some boxes and other stuff with..
For those that don't know, Chinaberry is related to Chinese Mahogany and is about as dense as oak. I'm not sure how it would work for cutting boards, but I think it is probably too open for that.