@phinds : this is for you. (posting publicly, for those who might want to chime in) The time has come to bring down our poor cherry tree. It's been with us since we moved in, 25 years ago. It's finally left this mortal coil (trees can't shuffle). We'd like to keep a piece of it, and have it made into something. I dunno, maybe a big salad bowl or some such. Something for the back deck where we picnic. I'd like to figure out what piece(s) I should ask the arborists to set aside for us (presumably an 18" chunk of the trunk). The primary trunk is about 14" diameter (50" around). A secondary trunk branches off right at the base. I don't know any wood sculptors. Would you like some money and a nice chunk of cherrywood? Where are you located in NY? I'm in T'rannah, across the border. I could deliver and pick up.