Spalted Flame silver birch
Size approx: 30x40x110mm
The mottled white pockets and bleaching effect seen in spalted wood is due to white rot fungi.
Birch is a Finnish wood reported to be full of natural waxes that render it waterproof. The tough and durable bark is also reported to remain in the soil long after the inside of the tree has rotted away. Bending strength in the air-dry condition is very high. Compression strength parallel to grain in the air-dry condition is high. Hardness is rated as medium, and the wood is heavy.
Janka Hardness: 1260lbf (5605 N)