felled maple - got the timing right
The town is putting a sidewalk down one side of the street I live on, which requires them to take down a few trees. Last week I missed the opportunity, but this morning I saw pieces of maple on the ground in front of a neighbour's house.
With her blessing, I came away with a couple of 40" pieces about 10" diameter. The part I really want is simply too big -- about 24" diameter and 8 feet long! (I'm hoping the tree crew foreman remembers I asked him to cut a few slices for me.)
The first bowl goes to my neighbour as a memento of her beautiful tree.