It is very rare that we see Apple Wood here in Eastern North Carolina, but this week we had an exceptionally large tree show up at the sawmill. Normally Apple Trees from most groves are severely pruned to make production and harvesting easier. This is good for the tree's owner but not so good for wood to harvest. This tree was about 16 inches in diameter at the base and had fairly straight log sections for the first 15 foot or so. Being this big, it must have been an older tree and consequently had some soft or punky spots in the largest, lower trunk section. I tried to cut around the bad sections as still get the largest pieces possible. Not wanting to waste any good wood, there is a little soft wood on some of the faces, but not enough that you won't be able to easily work around them. Because of the differences in the sizes and shapes that I was able to salvage, I photographed and listed each piece individually.