After googling it, I see there are several types of mulberry. The one
(red mulberry) that grows on my property has a very white sapwood with
an ugly green heartwood. Apparently some kinds are used for wood
working. Note: the references I found list Osage orange as a species of
Thu, Oct 12, 2006, 12:32am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jesse R Strawbridge) doth mumbleth:
<snip> The one (red mulberry) that grows on my property has a very white
sapwood with an ugly green heartwood. <snip>
So? Paint it. Or make something really ugly out of it and sell it
so some idiot for big bucks. I see stuff like that listed for large
prices every day.
It's not hard, if you get your mind right.
- Granny Weatherwax
Three species, white, red, and black, plus they hybridize so a
particular tree may not be one of those.
I haven't made anything from the wood yet, but I have
milled some small pieces and set them aside. I
like the look of it. Some pieces had a bit of chatoyance to
Don't know much about the lunber. Can be made into beautiful furniture
though. Bends easily with heat or steam. Excellent wood for people
making traditional self bows. Cut it down, split it into staves about
6' long and 2-3 inches wide. Will buy some myself if the dark growth
rings are 1/16 wide or greater. These staves sell well on ebay. Jim
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