Free Wood, but what is it?

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  1. Mitch Newton

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    The neighbor gave it to me, but I don't know what it is. Looks like two different trees though.
     

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    Looks like more than one kind. Looks like maple with the bark...possibly norway. The barkless is hard to say.
     
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    Looks like norway maple
     
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    I'm a rookie at this, but let's see how I'm doin'......I agree, looks like 2 different woods.....first picture looks like Ash (guessing here)....and last looks like Maple (another guess)
     
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    Last looks like it could be tulip poplar.
     
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    the first pic is ash. poplar has green heartwood.
     
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    I see Ash and the last pic I'd say Bitternut Hickory, but I guess could be Norway Maple too.
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    Ash and Maple (soft).
     
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    I see possibly several different kinds maybe 3. That red barkless heartwood looks like cherry or red elm in #070, I see possibly ash in #071 & #072, #073 not as sure but a maple or hickory.
     
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    +1 on the elm.
     
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    Yeah, now that it's mentioned, I see that the barkless rounds are different. I couldn't even guess without a pic of one split though.
     
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    Ash, maple, maybe Norway, and something else as well. In the end I don't think it matters who gets it right because you get it right as it's all good firewood, and at the right price==c
     
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    If the first one splits easy, its Ash. If is nearly impossible to split it is Elm. Second is Norway Maple
     
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    Nice neighbor you have their. Good BTUs for you Mitch and at the right price.
     
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    I think the one in the first picture with bark on it is Ash. I am not sure about the barkless one, but if I had to guess I'd say Elm. The last photo shows what I think is a hickory. The bark looks sort of like Tulip Poplar, but the white wood and what I think is the beginning of a dark center looks like hickory - perhaps pignut hickory.
     
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    Ash first pic,Norway Maple last pic.Others are wood covered with snow :p
     
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    Split pics and end-grain closeups might help here. I think the first is White Ash, last is some type of Hickory. That barkless with thin, white sapwood looks a bit dark for Red Elm...could be Mulberry...tell us how much it sparks. ==c Red Elm split would probably be a bit stringy.
     
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