Mesquite Block M2035
1.7" x 1.7" x 5.5"
This is a small spindle of Honey Mesquite. It features warm reddish-brown heartwood, pale yellow sapwood, and a sliver of dark brown bark. There are a few frass-filled bug holes in the sapwood. It's been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content.
About the Tree
This Texas-grown Honey Mesquite tree was harvested in El Campo, Texas in July of 2022. It was cut down by the city for reasons unknown to us, and we were happy to help save the tree from a burn pile. It is possible that this tree was damaged by the Valentine's Day Freeze that Texas suffered in February 2021, which is when our state lost a lot of beautiful trees in an unusually deep and long freeze.