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Ash?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Gasass, May 26, 2013.

  1. Gasass

    Gasass Member

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    I helped a buddy cut this yesterday. Is it ash?
    bark.JPG bark.JPG round.JPG split.JPG leaves.JPG

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  2. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I am not good with the leaf identification but the wood sure looks like ash.
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  3. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Yeppers.

    Edit: Nope, nosiree-bob.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Ash ;)
    Looks like it might have been in a fire/s a few years back. Black stuff in the growth rings.
  5. StihlHead

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    Those are ash-like leaves for sure. They are called compound leaves when they grow like that.
  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Hickory, Black "stuff" in the growth rings is birdpeck, very common in Hickory.
  7. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Y'know, I think nford is right. Do a Google image search for 'hickory flowers' and those long strands seen in the last pic above are obvious.
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  8. ScotO

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    Yep, nrford know's his trees. Definitely a hickory. Ash doesn't have those pollen sacs like the hickory does.....

    Also, the dark heartwood and highly pronounced rings scream hickory....
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  9. Gasass

    Gasass Member

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    Thanks! Got about a half cord of it and it's a bit of a struggle splitting.
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  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Not ash. nrford has it.
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  11. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Yep, hickory. Ain't it a biotch to split? Burns and smells great. Save some to BBQ and smoke with.
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  12. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Yep Hickory......have half a cord of rounds and hadn't thought about the black spots until I was out back this evening. I also have some ash that has some of the dark in the center. nrford hit another one.
  13. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Bark doesn't look like the Pignut or Shagbark I see here, but there are several other species....
  14. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    No pinhole in center of cutside, they are spot-on it is Hickory and that's better than Ash for kickin' out the heat. Great score!
  15. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Without the leaf pic that said Hickory, I would have skeptically accepted the Ash consensus. The bark really doesnt say hickory, does it?
    Birdpeck is interesting, have to remember that one. And thats what sapsucker damage looks like? hmmm...

    I'd be really excited to find I had hickory instead of Ash. Those piles become the coveted private stash.
  16. ScotO

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    The OP's tree is mockernut hickory, without a doubt........bark, leaves and pollen sacs scream it.....
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  17. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I would've also thought ash at first look. I've cut a lot of ash both yard birds and forest trees. None have ever had growth rings as tight as the tree pictured though. Ash grow like weeds.........

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