Log 19, Sassafras, black-heart / spalted.

Log 19, Sassafras, black-heart / spalted.   A log from storage with black-heart at each end, bumps, limbs and spiral grain visible on the surface.  During felling or handling a section at the butt end has split off and a large angled split affects the head end for about 1.5 metres, of course this damage will reduce timber recovery.  It should be milled in two pieces to achieve a low timber recovery, which should contain black-heart timber.  Some pin hole borer exits, none are active.  Length 4.3 metres, butt diameter 35 cm, head diameter 29 cm, volume 0.32 cubic metres, weight about 375 kg.   IST Geeveston could mill this log to order on their Woodmizer bandsaw mill at $180 per hour, contact chris.emmmett@sttas.com.au if you have any questions.