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Alright, that is honestly cool! I've been waiting to ask one of the Natty Pro's about the radiating lines traveling through the rings as well. I only see them after a finishing treatment. I see them coming out from your starburst. What are they? Not cracks. Are they beginning of a branch or leaf?

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Alright, that is honestly cool! I've been waiting to ask one of the Natty Pro's about the radiating lines traveling through the rings as well. I only see them after a finishing treatment. I see them coming out from your starburst. What are they? Not cracks. Are they beginning of a branch or leaf?

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They are the parallel grains in the wood. I always see it in oak. None in maple. Hard to tell I pic but they travel up the fork.
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Alright, that is honestly cool! I've been waiting to ask one of the Natty Pro's about the radiating lines traveling through the rings as well. I only see them after a finishing treatment. I see them coming out from your starburst. What are they? Not cracks. Are they beginning of a branch or leaf?

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They are the parallel grains in the wood. I always see it in oak. None in maple. Hard to tell I pic but they travel up the fork.
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Geez. Of course. The stuff on the outside comes from the inside.

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You're also seeing 'Ray' cells that will cross over the cambium from the phloem towards the heartwood. In a cross section they grow in a starburst pattern. Some trees have more than others. Oak and gum for instance, have lots which makes them more resistant to splitting than others like say Maple.
Yikes!! Tree science! Will there be a test on this at the end of the week?

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You're also seeing 'Ray' cells that will cross over the cambium from the phloem towards the heartwood. In a cross section they grow in a starburst pattern. Some trees have more than others. Oak and gum for instance, have lots which makes them more resistant to splitting than others like say Maple.
.....well...that went over my head!?! Imma just gonna call it "cool grain"

Seriously brother, your vast tree knowledge never ceases to amaze me!!
 

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You're also seeing 'Ray' cells that will cross over the cambium from the phloem towards the heartwood. In a cross section they grow in a starburst pattern. Some trees have more than others. Oak and gum for instance, have lots which makes them more resistant to splitting than others like say Maple.
Yikes!! Tree science! Will there be a test on this at the end of the week?

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Sorry buddy. Sometimes I can't help myself. Lol that did sound all snooty fallooty didn't it?!. This concludes this episode of 'know your wood' hosted by yours truly, the tree geek.
 

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You're also seeing 'Ray' cells that will cross over the cambium from the phloem towards the heartwood. In a cross section they grow in a starburst pattern. Some trees have more than others. Oak and gum for instance, have lots which makes them more resistant to splitting than others like say Maple.
Yikes!! Tree science! Will there be a test on this at the end of the week?

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Sorry buddy. Sometimes I can't help myself. Lol that did sound all snooty fallooty didn't it?!. This concludes this episode of 'know your wood' hosted by yours truly, the tree geek.
Tree geeks are handy to have around at times. :)
 

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You're also seeing 'Ray' cells that will cross over the cambium from the phloem towards the heartwood. In a cross section they grow in a starburst pattern. Some trees have more than others. Oak and gum for instance, have lots which makes them more resistant to splitting than others like say Maple.
Yikes!! Tree science! Will there be a test on this at the end of the week?

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Sorry buddy. Sometimes I can't help myself. Lol that did sound all snooty fallooty didn't it?!. This concludes this episode of 'know your wood' hosted by yours truly, the tree geek.
Oh no way! I was going to end that comment with 'Professor'!! I just didn't want you to think I was referring to Gilligan's Island. Keep em' coming Doc, 'cause we are gonna keep asking!

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