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CAN YA GUESS THESE BIG BOYS ??? TREE ID

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  1. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    i know i know, i should wait till spring to figure these 80' + beasts out so i can see the buds, but i cant wait!

    im thinkin its a softwood , seeing how i know most of the hardwoods by the back of my hand.

    theres several of these on my property. im in northern ohio, and mostly sugar maple/bitternut hickory forests .

    the bark is pretty fissured and there are no branches for about 30' or so. these guys waive in the wind way up high.

    i do have some american basswood and american elm on the property too if that helps . the 3rd pic of a trunk is i think of the same species, though maybe not. its just as tall. youll notice the resemblance if you look higher up the trunk of the first tree in the middle pic . bark starts to smooth out too.

    pic 1 - tree 1

    pic 2 - tree 1's crown

    pic 3 - tree 2 (might not be same)

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  2. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Ass Pin
  3. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    well i do have a bunch of bigtooth's in the front yard... must be in the back too. hmmm
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Poplar
  5. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    well the trunk and crown do have the profile of a yellow poplar , or tulip tree. ill have to look for the yellow flowers in the spring.
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    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Lots of different trees called Poplar. Same for Aspen, Cottonwood, Bam... all low grade hardwood. I have three varieties of Poplar on my land. I've also cut lots of it on pipeline construction to lay down in swamps for miles of roads. We called it rip wrap, not to be confused with blast rock which is also called rip wrap.
  8. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    oh i know its junk wood... its just i have a lot of free time and wandered in the yard... waiting for felling and bucking season! harrr!
  9. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Some kind of Poplar.
  10. webby3650

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    Aspen
  11. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    uh oh......... we got a war goin on !!! :)
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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  13. BroadCove

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    Bigtooth Aspen...which is called Poplar where I live.
  14. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    learn something everyday.... around here, poplars are condsidered yellow poplars, or tulip trees cus the shape of their leaves. they also have round leafstalks , whereas bigtooths are flat stalks that make them chatter in the wind, and the leaf shapes are totally different. just my 2 cents on what the two tree types mean to me.
  15. bsruther

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    Yellow Poplar/Tulip tree, I think.
    If it is, it's not junk wood.
  16. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    Trees that lose their leaves are considered hard wood. The weight/density of some hardwoods can be as light or lighter than some softwoods.
  17. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    I have a couple in my woods, they have large simple toothed leaves (large rounded teeth). If the snow aint too deep I bet if you dig down you can ID the leaves in an instant.
    Big Toothed Aspen

    Some bark variations....

    WB

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  18. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Quaking poplarpen.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Poplar assquaking?
  20. the_dude

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    You guys were both close, but I think it is assquaking poplen.

    We do call aspen poplar up here in these parts.
  21. WoodButcher80

    WoodButcher80 Feeling the Heat

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    hahaha , now thats some funny stuff. . my guess is quaking aspen (correct spelling i think) seeing how i have a half dozen in my front yard and no yellow tulip. asspoplartooth does sound much cooler though. . .
  22. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Common folk call it Poplar, Highbrow folk call it Aspen.
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    Is you callin' me common folk? If'n ya are, thanks!
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Naw. Common folk calls it popple.
  25. simplyME

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    My father used to call it Gofer Wood - chuck one into the stove and Go fer More
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