Apple may also have a very good call there, Siberian Elm or Red it is. THERE IS NO FREAKING BLACK WALNUT IN THAT PHOTO!!
As I said earlier it is Norway, and while not as good as Sugar Maple it is better than either Red or Silver(both considered SOFT).
Rideau, many variables there. It seems mostly to do with the age of the tree and maybe even more heavily with soil conditions. In the hardwood lumber...
Ram that is Norway Maple
Hard Maple, without a doubt.
not oak for sure. Looks like soft maple, but not sure of that, bark not quite what i'm used to seeing compared to soft maple in these parts.
Hickory, Black "stuff" in the growth rings is birdpeck, very common in Hickory.
That is Basswood and Hard Maple.
One other tip. An overly sharp axe is not the answer. A duller blunter axe will split better. And like others in this post have already said, trying...
Scotty got it!
BASSWOOD. The smaller tree is Hard Maple.
Honey Locust, for sure.
Sparky has a pile of mostly basswood.
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