On one of my walking trails, there’s this large sample of burl on one of the trees.

I’m always amazed that no one has harvested this valuable deformity to use in crafting a bowl or a table or some other piece of art.

“Gold is more precious than wood, it is true.
But you cannot and will not cook with or write on gold, you cook with ‘wood’ and write on wood.

Just because one seems to have superior value does not render others useless.

A forest full of trees is as important as a gold mine.” ~ Paul Bamikole