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John Fabre
05-11-2014, 2:27 AM
Has anyone seen the show call Filthy Riches, shows Burl hunters looking and digging burls.

Rick Potter
05-11-2014, 3:05 AM
We just saw a bit on the news about burl hunters going into State Park and National Forest land and cutting burls out of the giant redwood trees. One thousand year old tree already died, and more are failing.

I guess these hunters saw the show also. Sick. Someone ought to remove their burls.

Rick Potter

John Fabre
05-11-2014, 6:18 PM
Someone ought to remove their burls.

Rick Potter
How true, I wondered why they make shows to give people ideas.

Ted Calver
05-13-2014, 11:53 AM
The Filthy Riches folks were not stealing burls. On the episode I saw, a friend had given them a walnut with a root burl. Big difference from wandering the woods and slicing burls off without permission.

Bert Kemp
05-13-2014, 5:17 PM
Had I only known how much people would pay for burls years ago I'd be rich.
I use to cut my own fire wood off my land, did this for 20 years, can't tell you how many Rock maple burls I put in the wood stove over the years but I'll bet its in the Hundreds.:eek::(