Also known as Styrax japonicus. This is a common temperate ornamental tree with white leaves, you all may have seen:
A recent snow brought down a young snowbell tree in the yard, it had grown on a slope and the roots didn't take deep. The trunk is around 3 inch diameter, rootstock intact. Saved 5 feet of it, now drying out for a few years.
I read this tree was used to make instruments and tools in Japan, has anyone ever worked with it? I'm hoping to thin it down when dry and try a stick or umbrella handle.
Edited by Crook, 09 March 2017 - 01:46 AM.