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World's Largest Burr (Burl)

A burr (American English: burl) is an outgrowth on the trunk of a tree or a branch of a tree and results in deformation of grain of the wood. Burrs are formed when the tree undergoes some stress or injury which may be due to human actions or by environmental damage. Although a burr is sort of a malignancy it doesn't cause any harm to the tree. As a matter of fact distortion of grains results in artistic curves and some burrs fetch a higher value than the tree wood itself.

Burrs on some tree can grow to a very large size. A typical large burr on Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is shown below;


Image from Flickr is by keithwills

The world's largest and second-largest burrs can be found in Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada

World's Largest Burr
World's largest burr was found in 2005 near Holberg, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It was cut off from a giant Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) tree and brought to Port McNeill, British Columbia. It is permanently displayed in downtown area at Broughton Boulevard. The burl is 6 metres tall, has a diameter of  6 metres and weighs an estimated 30 tons.


Image source: Google Street View

Image from Panoramio is by Mike Guymon

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Before its discovery another burr located in Port McNeill itself was the World's largest burr.

World's Second Largest Burr
Till 2005, a burr displayed at the junction of SW Main Road and Inland Island Highway (19) at Port McNeill, BC, Canada had the distinction of being the World’s largest burr. It was cut from the base of about 400 year Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis). This burr weighs an estimated 22 tons and measures 45 feet (13.7 metres) in circumference (roughly 14.3 feet - 4.4 metres diameter).

This burr was however downgraded to second place after another and much bigger burr (shown above) was found near Holberg, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Image from Panoramio is by Gordon Niamath

Image from Flickr is by Hunda

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View location of both the burrs in Google Earth

Main source of info: lumberjocks.com

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