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Posted By midwestcoast,
Jul 20, 2010 at 2:47 AM
There is always a fricken catch... lol great score, its not COTTONWOOD!
yeah, those leaves are definitely elm.
doesn't look like slippery elm to me - but it could be. leaves are so variable.
slipper elm leaves are usually rough like sandpaper.
was that tree taken from someones yard, because those leaves really look like one of those non-native elms that I see growing all over town - i forget what its called - siberian, or chinese, or something like that.
either way, glad it splits well !!
I picked up a ranger load of that wood at the local tree dump site in the early spring. It was probably the easiest splitting stuff I have ever swung an axe at. I agree too that it smelled like a cow lot. At that time it was extremely wet - each blow from the fiskars would launch water/sap into the air from impact. It has dried extremely fast and is now light weight and hollow sounding in about 3 months. Strange stuff.