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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    This was some really heavy - STRINGY stuff...

    Any ideas? I forgot to grab some leaves.

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  2. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Ailanthus , smell like crap?
  3. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    actually this one DOESN'T smell like crap! My entire neighborhood smells like dog sh1t from all the red oak tho!!!
    This one just smells like "wood", and I have a very sensitive nose.
  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Then it isn't, as Ailanthus makes red oak smell like roses. Bark is that color but rather smooth. It would have to be beat up for it to look like that .
  5. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    This bark has large pieces with the edges up.. similar to shagbark but NOT coming off.
  6. pyroholic

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    Any other angles we can see?
  7. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Sycamore ?
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  8. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm. A leaf would nail it down in a hurry....
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  9. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I was thinking that, but it doesn't look stringy enough. And the bark is usually much more brown.

    Was it a yard tree? Some kind of ornamental?
  10. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Looks like hackberry that has taken a beating.
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  11. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    I agree with lukem. Hackberry is almost the color of paper when split. The whitest wood I have seen when split
  12. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    It looks and feels like hackberry on the INSIDE but the bark is throwing me... I'll get leaves this afternoon.
    There was a 30 foot 24" branch that fell on a coworkers deck... It was a yard tree... now its a stack of rounds in my driveway! :)
  13. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't hackberry have a somewhat cherry smell to it?
  14. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Hackberry is more akin to elm in my experience. Never taken the time to smell any.
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    To me the bark does not resemble hackberry. I will wait for the leaf pics.
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  16. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    hack.jpg




    Here is a stick of hackoberry.
  17. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    That's a big stick you have!
    INSIDE it looks like hackberry, the bark is what's throwing me.
  18. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yea the bark is off. Was it beat the crap up dragging it or anything like that?
  19. Backwoods Savage

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    Nice bench you are using Jay!
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  20. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Putting my money on Ailanthus, but its just a guess really. I haven't really seen Ailanthus or Hackberry big enough that a Limb is 24".
    Can Ailanthus even get that big?
  21. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You noticed that too?;lol
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    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Yes, there are some near where I work that are bigger than that, big monsters at least 70 feet tall.
  23. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I will take some more pictures of the bark tonight, but the leaves and the berries SCREAM Hackberry.
    The only deviation is the bark.
  24. blujacket

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    Notice Nipple Gall on the underside of the leaves? Every Hackberry I've seen has it
  25. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    I bet Sycamore.
    hard wood to split by hand. I have a couple rows of it.



    I recognize that Hackberry up there.
    That was a fun day. Bacon and egg sandwiches.::P

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