The world’s second largest burl – Port McNeill
The world’s second largest burl (formerly the largest burl) is located in Port McNeill. It was cut from the base of a 351-year-old Sitka Spruce tree in 1976, about 40 kilometers southwest from where it is currently displayed. This burl weighs an estimated 22 tons and measures 13.7 meters in circumference. The burl was covered by a layer of fiberglass in 1997 to prevent further decay by attack from pathogens, fungi and insects.
The world’s largest burl formed on Sitka Spruce tree near Holberg on northern Vancouver Island. Discovered in 2005, the burl is 6 meters tall, 6 meters in diameter and weighs an estimated 30 tons.