Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Diabel, Jan 17, 2014.
This is beech correct. (The rounds).
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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.
I don't see any sand.
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.
This is what beech looks like....
Also known as elephant skin, I hope this helps.....
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.
Not beech. The bark doesn't get like that. Some kind of maple? Any leaves around? Serrated light brown.
I don't think it is beech either, but a better picture of the skin would really help....
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.
I usually agree with you Paul bunion, but I don't see it, he needs to take better pictures of the bark, up close.....
That's a yellow birch! And Beech Scale does not change the barks appearance to that of Hard Maple.
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.
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.
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.
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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