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As many of you know, Mid West Walnut in Council Bluff, IA is one of the largest walnut wood mills around with over 7 million bf of kiln dried walnut on hand at any given time. They buy standing trees from the IA, NE area. A friend of mine sold them many trees and has a lot of tree trunks still in the ground which are about a foot high. My question; if I pull up the trunks will I be able to get some cool turning pieces, or will it be a waste of my time. I know they will be tough to turn, but I'm thinking there could be some way cool pieces there just waiting to be uprooted.
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Go for it get a good power washer or better yet a self pay car wash at a truck stop the pressure if you ask nice can turned way up and get way more out than with a home unit cut out the pith to lessen the cracking treat it as it were above the ground. and yes the grain can look wonderful Can be turned green watch out for foreign material in the root when turning.

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