Thursday, May 23, 2013

Manzanita (Arctostaphylos Sp)

Status: Secure and available.

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Found in Northern Mexico and Western United States, these members of the Ericaceae family (Arctostaphylos) can grow to 16 feet in height and 1 foot in diameter. .

Color is reddish brown with pale sapwood.

Fine texture with occasional voids in the root balls commonly used , somewhat difficult to machines but turns well.  Specific Gravity: .74-.92. Avg. Dry Weight:  57 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Boxes, Turnings, Carving.

Manzanita Root Burl (Arctostaphylos Sp)

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