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I don't think they are "growth rings", I think the black lines are the barriers between different colonies of fungus, but I could be wrong.

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aye, your kind of right, not growth rings in the sense of timber rings, but as in different stages of sporolation of the fungi, spalting is normally found on timber thats been lying on he ground and depending on how damp the conditions, how quick the spalting spreads, I've seen beech felled and left lye on the roadside(hardcore), still be good in 4-5 years, and other stuffleft in the shade on grass and soil being stringy pulp in 12 months, its very difficult to gauge just when to cut, but, myself, when ever I see the white stringy fibres on the surface of the wood.....It's milling time, and depending on the gods and he colour of yor socks....beautifull spalted boards........or stock for the workshop stove

 

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been in yard for several years before I thought it would be just firewood..... sound in middle of 8'lengths , so happy days ... cut with bowl blanks in mind by chainsaw, that way the end user can determine what and how he uses the material, automatically cutting everything as thick boards limits usage and creates more work!

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That was my concern...
The heartwood was quite hard.
Weird shapes inside, any ideas?

Looks ace Rough, clear resin would do it justice.
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