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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Diabel, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    This is beech correct. (The rounds).
    Thanks

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  2. Chimney Smoke

    Chimney Smoke New Member

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    It doesn't look like beech to me. Most in my area is smooth bark with some wart like growths on it.
  3. lazeedan

    lazeedan Burning Hunk

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    I don't see any sand.
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  4. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    The bark is really smooth pale gray. 1/8- 1/32"
    Beech is the tree that you can carve on.
    The exception is if it has a mortal case of beech bark disease.
    The little sapling with the leaves still attached might be a beech. Behind the pile.
    The winter buds will be very sharply pointed and elongated.
  5. nrford

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    Hard Maple!
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  6. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    This is what beech looks like.... image.jpg image.jpg Also known as elephant skin, I hope this helps.....
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  7. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Thanks. I think it is beech but diseased as you mention.
    There is beech around and it tends to go dead at around 6" in width. I have scrounged beech with that smooth blue bark before. This bark is not be same. It smells beech and the winter buds are there.
  8. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Not beech. The bark doesn't get like that. Some kind of maple? Any leaves around? Serrated light brown.
  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I don't think it is beech either, but a better picture of the skin would really help....
  10. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Without a doubt that is diseased beech that you have there.

    The tree standing to the left behind looks to be in the same sad shape. And you have beech saplings holding their leaves in that picture also.
  11. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I usually agree with you Paul bunion, but I don't see it, he needs to take better pictures of the bark, up close.....
  12. nrford

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    That's a yellow birch! And Beech Scale does not change the barks appearance to that of Hard Maple.
  13. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    If you haven't seen the diseased beech you definitely would be stumped by it. Fortunately that disease hasn't made it its mark in NJ so I assume you fortunately haven't run into it. My land in VT has been decimated by it. I've cut too much of it. And it becomes a royal 'beech' to split when it is diseased. The grain gets all twisted up.
  14. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    I can see the hard maple look in it, but I'm still saying its diseased beech. Melt all the snow off one or two of them and I'll be happy to say I'm wrong.
  15. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Here is one more. I still think it is sick beech. All beech seem to get sick and rot around here at about 6-7" at the trunk.

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  16. PA. Woodsman

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    I don't know what it is exactly, but it is nice looking splits and those pictures are dreamy-just beautiful.....

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