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post #1 of 15 Old 01-31-2012, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have a question for you. Does all box elder have such beautiful colour and figure or just a very small amount of it. I think i have found a few box elder trees but have to wait till spring to find out for sure. If they are box elder should I cut and turn them?
I am extremely jealous of the stuff you guys turn out of it.
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No, not all box elder has the red "flaming". In fact, FBE is actually one of the rarest woods in the world. I know where theres an endless supply of some of the best looking FBE I have ever seen though.....

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Look for a member named Kevin!! His stuff has amazing flaming and he sells it at incredible prices!!

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My friend who uses a lot of flame box elder says that they come from a stress environment. You find them on fence rows or under power lines or other areas. They don't seem to grow that way in the woods. That's his opinion anyway. All I've ever found was in a stress environment.
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thanks for the great info!
This tree is a fence row tree right beside a swamp. Does that mean there is a chance of flame?
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thanks for the great info!
This tree is a fence row tree right beside a swamp. Does that mean there is a chance of flame?

You real want know until its cut but the best flaming box edlder ive seen comes from Kevin, Ive seen some in tenn. but it was spratic its a hit or miss Just dont get your hopes up until its cut

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okay, i won't get my hopes up but i still have one more question. In the trees, if one of the main branches is flamed, is the rest, or if the trunk is, are the branches? Or is it just a few spots are flamed and a few spots are normal.
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I agree Kevin has some good stuff he also has his own site he sells his stuff on. You can find him here as well as Texas timbers. The very deepest reds and the largest amounts of red color come from stressed trees. I have seen small amounts of red in what I assumed to be healthy trees but it is located around the pith of the tree which is surly going to split with the box elder species. Good luck with the tree

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I didnt realize Kevin and TT was the same guy!!

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A friend of mine cut down a boxelder this weekend and call me to come take a look. it has lots of color plus three crotches. should get about a pickup load when he gets it cut up. best part "its free"

i will post pictures when i get it home

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My friend who uses a lot of flame box elder says that they come from a stress environment. .
That is not correct. See my site for a discussion.

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That is not correct. See my site for a discussion.
Wow, what an awesome site!
Where exactly would I look to find the answer to this question.
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Wow, what an awesome site!
Where exactly would I look to find the answer to this question.
How about the box elder page?

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Ok that makes sense
I can't find it because you are moving your site or something so it isn't working on my computer.
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Ok that makes sense
I can't find it because you are moving your site or something so it isn't working on my computer.
thanks
Hm ... as far as I am aware, the move has not happened yet, and the downtime is still to come.

When I try it on my computer, I get it just fine.

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Oh, there we go..
Got it working. What a great article. Thanks!
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