Mapa Burl, Mapi Burl
Central, Western and Eastern Europe.
Mapa Burl are Poplar trees which develop abnormal trunk formations as a result of external influences, i.e. burl growth in the from of widely scattered little spots in their trunks but not in their roots giving the veneer its burly appearance. The occurrence of Mapa Burl logs suitable for veneer extends from the meadowland along the German Rhine River across to Northern and Southern France. After the opening of the Eastern European markets, in the mid-nineties, the market was flooded with Mapa Burl logs, especially from former Yugoslavia and from Rumania. This resulted in a considerable price crash for veneers.
As rotary cut wood for high quality face veneer: The wood is not steamed i.e. rotary cut cold