Thursday, November 21, 2019

Catalpa wood

I cut a Catalpa tree down today. The coin on the stump is a quarter.

I had no recollection of the trunk girthing up that quickly.

It smelled a little bit like rootbeer as I cut the tree.

According to the internet, Catalpa wood is moderately rot resistant and "throws" light as it is tipped. It is also soft and carves easily.

Farmers used to plant a quarter acre (100' X 100') of closely spaced Catalpa trees as a fence post plantation. You can still see some of these plantings if you know what you are looking for.

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