Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Mucajá palm, continued
And here's an even closer look at the inside of the mucajá palm (Acrocomia aculeata) stump. When I think of tree stumps, I visualize a hard heartwood surrounded by decaying bark and sapwood. In the case of the mucajá palm, it's the contrary. The outer ring of the palm is still hard as nails. I remember cutting a live one quite a few years ago. It was so hard, I bent the ax blade and nearly fractured the bones in my arms.