No doubt you have seen plane trees on the street. You may have seen them after they have been pollarded, or pruned hard. They are left with a few ugly stumps of branches, a mere skeleton. New branches soon grow from the stumps, of course. As a turner, I have sometimes wondered what the stumps are like inside. This bowl shows the answer. Some decay, bark inclusions, the cut-off ends of smaller branches, knots, fissures, rich colour and twisted grain. This is not a bowl for putting your breakfast in, but is a very striking piece, full of character that reveals its history. It could be used for fruit.