People who come here always ask what is a burl?
Simple answer........ a mutated freak of nature. Kind of like a two headed chicken.
But my boss doesn't like it when I say that.
There are a lot of variations with burls.
Most burls contain a lot of dormant shoots all crammed together in a small area.
First is a Maple stump burl. Most of the burl formation occurs at ground level and a little ways below.
This is what we call a cluster burl log. Lots of smaller side burls on the trunk.
Sometimes there will be some larger side burls on the trunk of a maple. When cut off they are called burl caps.
This is a buckeye burl getting washed. Most of the buckeye burl grows underground.
Last a big oak bunion that grew about 2/3 of the way around the tree trunk. These do not have pins just weird swirling grain.
We won't know for sure what we have until it gets washed and cut.