Any reason to save logs of Calif. bay laurel?

Neighbor cut down a small bay laurel. There's a couple of small logs (largest about 40 - 48", about 2 or more inches diameter).
Worth saving for anything woodworking wise? Turnings? Knobs?
Anybody worked with it before?
MJ
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http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/products/publications/several_pubs.php?grouping_id 0&header_id=p
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbellularia
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/laurel.htm
Sonny
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Found this interesting. Somewhere near the bottom of the article, it says the wood attracts insects that reduce it to powder.
http://www.paleotechnics.com/Articles/Bayarticle.html
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Too bad he lost the tree. The last time I bought leaves at the store, it was going for over $80/oz.
-Zz
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You might not like the california bay laurel leaves - they're much more potent than the bay leaves from the med. Be very careful with them.
(Visit the Villa Montalvo in Saratoga Ca, and walk the county trails there to see a lot of bay laurel mixed in with the redwoods).
scott
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Thanks for all the interesting posts. I got home from work, my neighbor chopped up all the long logs and it went into the recycle bin. Oh, well, there's more on the property.
Thanks again.
MJ
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