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NO! A tree poops in the WOOD! That beautiful heartwood that we love to expose, wellllllll, I hate to burst your bubble, BUT...............

Yes....
Yes it is, really.....
Heartwood is TREE POOP!

I just thought you should know.

This morning, I stumbled onto this 1966 paper on the subject in a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Magazine.

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Just goes to show you -- you should always wash your hands after working on a stick!
And it begs the question: "what are you putting into your mouth when you use a tooth pick?"

Thanks CAS!
 

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Great article and responses. :lolu:

Regardless, sure do like heartwood and spalting.
 
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