Mesquite Block M2039
2.6" x 2.6" x 7.6"
This is an eye-catching block of Texas Honey Mesquite. It's a limb piece, cut from a small-diameter branch. We've trimmed off most of the bark. There's very pretty heartwood and sapwood. There are numerous burl buds and some eye-catching medullary rays.
This piece has been air-dried to 12-14% moisture content. The branch pith is present and has some fine cracks that you may want to fill with CA glue. It's a very strong piece, and you can probably get by without CA glue if you prefer.
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.