The grain in these is absolutely beautiful. The randomness of the lines is intriguing. My wife is an artist, she does sculpture and really values this unique wood for bases for sculpture.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I see a nice table top when I look at that...
I'm not sleeping with Sauron.
The worst backpacking trip I ever went on was still pretty good.
If the trees are no more than 4" in diameter, the branches are less likely to be dead, will gather less speed should they break, and will cause less damage to you if they fall on you.
Yes, I know, you don't often have free choice. But, when you do, bigger likely isn't safer.