Friday, March 8, 2013

Briar (Erica Arborea)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Briar Burl, Briar Burr, Briar Root

Found in the Mediterranean Basin into Portugal and the Canary Islands, these members of the Ericaceae family (Erica) can grow to 3-12 feet in height and ??? feet in diameter. .

Pale to Medium heartwod. 

Fine texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .????. Avg. Dry Weight:  ??? pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Pipes and veneers.

Briar Burl

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