stump wood

buttwood, stump wood

Wood cut from the base or stump of a tree.
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To produce turpentine, the new companies put the stump wood through a process known as "destructive distillation.
And what makes them catch fire readily is the sap that drains into the stump wood - sap that can be touched off by a match.
A complete Listing of the inventoried flitch stock, from AKO to zebrano, is provided, as well as a listing of burls, crotches and stump woods.