Vine Streaks (Mark)

Scars in the wood generally caused by the stems of clinging vines or by their hair-like roots, which cling to the tree trunk. Live vine streaks produce round scars. Dead vine streaks contain either dead residue of the vine, or the remaining pocket similar to bark pocket. Most vine streaks run across the grain, and therefore, all vine streaks are considered defects in accordance with restrictions described in veneer grading rules.