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    Air dried catalpa

    Posting this for a friend. She had a catalpa tree cut down in her front yard, and had a local sawyer slab it for her. It's been drying in her back yard under a tented tarp since late last summer. She removed the tarp & found the following:
    c1.jpgc2.jpgc3.jpgc4.jpgc5.jpg I'm thinking it's just the pith shrinking up, but it kinda looks like something could have eaten the soft wood between the pith & heartwood. No sign of bugs.?!?!? Any ideas?
    Last edited by jim mills; 04-21-2017 at 11:39 AM.

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    Probably not all the damage is due to borers, but there is some evidence of them for sure.

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