A burl (American English) or bur or burr (used in all non-US English speaking countries) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds
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For the average person it would be best to locate one of the
retailers who specialize in wood for custom furniture builders etc. First off it needs to be cut into slabs and
dried before being used. There are a few in PA and a Google
search should find them.
PA, Watch the Filthy Riches show on the Nat. Geo. channel if you can get it. There are burl hunters on that show that take out big burls with equipment. They get thousands of dollars for some of those burls. You can pull it up online too.