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My daughter is having two large (15-20" diameter) Bradford trees removed from her yard in the near future.  Should I try to salvage some of the wood from the trunks and what would be a good use for it?   

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments.
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
It's more popular in Europe. Pink in color, muted grain. Might be good for turning or box making.

The fun is using wood from tree to finished project.
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
(03-16-2020, 01:09 PM)branchacctg Wrote: My daughter is having two large (15-20" diameter) Bradford trees removed from her yard in the near future.  Should I try to salvage some of the wood from the trunks and what would be a good use for it?   

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments.

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I can testify that it is great as a smoke wood but I believe it would also be great for boxes etc.
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
This may not help at all, but I drive through a subdivision to get to mine where the developer planted lots of Bradford pear trees. They grew super fast, which I assume is the appeal, but most are now gone because they split and break just about every time we have storms with with wind. I cannot imagine that the wood from them would have much strength, but I don’t know. I’ve not worked with it personally.
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#29
  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
Pear is a nice looking wood.
Woodturners like it. 
I have made tool handles as well as some small boxes with it.

Worth it to me  Yes
Greg

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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
I did some turnings a few years ago from some downed B. pear. It turns very nicely. Interesting texture and color:
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
I'd at least hang onto larger logs so I could split them and process them I to lumber for smaller items (frames, boxes, etc.).
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
How about making some saw handles out of it.
Steve

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  RE: Bradford Pear Stwood_ How about making som...
(03-16-2020, 06:39 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: How about making some saw handles out of it.

Yup, and chisel handles too.  I've got a couple of 24" logs that have been drying in my basement for some time, along with some Osage Orange, and that is my plan.
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  Bradford Pear branchacctg My daughter is havin...
Thank y'all for your comments and ideas.  Will see about getting some of the wood after the trees are taken down.

Thanks again.
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