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YosemiteSam
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I have some extended family who farm pecans, walnuts, etc. I was thinking about seeing if they know of any orchards or individual trees getting pushed over to see if I could get some of the wood for another selfbow attempt. I know the walnut rootstock is the more coveted material for furniture makers but older trees usually get shredded up after they take the burls. Has anybody harvested farmed trees? I know that pecan and hickory are of the same genus but are there any quirks with the two species when it comes to getting staves from them?

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Pat B
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I've never used pecan but I've heard that it's still stronger than most whitewoods. It is definitely worth collecting and using.

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