make / manufacturer: American Chestnut size / dimensions: random widths and lengths
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Rarer than hens teeth! Common live edge tree species are cedar, Douglas fir, maple, cherry, alder, redwood, walnut, elm, yet it is doubtful that you will find American Chestnut.
Large slabs of American Chestnut, maybe a once-in-a-life-time offer. This species was once a major component of Eastern U.S. forests but was almost entirely killed off by the chestnut blight accidentally imported from Asia and first discovered in New York in 1904. By 1950 the blight had eliminated mature chestnut trees from the American forests. These slabs came from trees planted as yard trees in Whatcom County, State of Washington in 1905. They were felled in 2016.
Slabs pictured are currently available. The large slabs (6) are roughly 24”x108”x10/4", $700 each. The small slabs (7) are various widths roughly 6”-12”x40”x3/4", $40 each. All are non-kilned dried, air dried whole for 3 years, rough-cut into slabs/boards September, 2019. Yet to be milled are 2 logs approximately 60”X180”.