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Many years ago I read an article about removing fungus from a piece of wild cherry wood. It left a beautiful distorted piece of wood because the wood tried to grow around the fungus. Does anyone know how to do this? Is it an acid?, or some other method? THANKS rudy
By remove the fungus, do you mean you wish to inoculate it into cherry trees to get more burls? That would be an interesting experiment. If you mean that you simply want to stop the fungal activity, that will happen when the wood dries out. Cherry burls are common here in Missouri. I have turned a bowl made from one, and it turned out very nicely. Unfortunately, I gave it away before I got a photo of it.
Here's a photo of it in the wild, though.