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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WeldrDave, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    I thank all of you, My thought's exactly on this treeo_O I am by far a tree expert, but for the most part I know most of what I'm taking home. This one has really got me stumped, "no pun intended":rolleyes:
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  2. ScotO

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    I'm thinking that is a hackberry too, guys. While there isn't a lot of "wartiness" to the bark on Dave's tree, there is some. And those leaves and fruit are NOT beech.
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  3. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I don't think the small green thing is a fruit. I think it is a small and/or deformed leaf. Could this be a White Alder which may have been planted as an ornamental? White Alder is a commonly planted tree in California. It has smooth bark, I assume the wood is white, and the leaves look a lot like the leaves in the pics. I have never seen a White Alder here in the east, but it would probably grow here if someone planted it. Any of you western guys recognize this tree?
  4. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Yeah, but this is from South Jersey. I doubt you'll find any alder of any size there, planted or otherwise. The only eastern native alders I know are shrubby: nowhere near as big as the trees these chunks must have come from.
  5. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    OK, I give up. I'll go along with hackberry.
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yep, Hackberry. We have it around here but I haven't burned any yet. Sometimes it's very warty, other times pretty smooth like that. Leaves have got the classic three main veins and uneven bases. Supposed to be a decent, middle-heat wood. Stack 'er up! ==c
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  7. Ehouse

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    The leaves in the first leaf pic look to be compound (not Beach), and the twigs in the same pic have a poplarish look. I'm stumped but I don't think Beach.
  8. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    I brought a piece of the wood in for an old guy here at work to look at, He's say's he's certain it's a basswoodo_O:confused: You guy's know of this tree ;?
  9. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Wrong. Your leaves are too small and the wrong shape. Bark is wrong too.
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  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I'm not seeing a compound leaf there....

    If it was Basswood, it would be a big step down in BTU. Fortunately for you, it's not. ==c
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  11. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    I looked it up on the web, I agree with both of you;ex.... He's in his mid 70's, I'm not going to argue, he means well. Although he's an old carpenter, I figured he knew his wood ;hm
  12. ScotO

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    I can guarantee you that is certainly NOT basswood.....I'm almost 100% certain it's hackberry...which is a good thing. Hackberry is way better than basswood.....
  13. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    That's the first time I've ever came across that wood, Maybe in the past I just wasn't paying attention, who knowso_O, at any rate I hope it's good BTU's, I got a good 2/3 cord, not bad for curb side service:cool:.
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    sYcamore I THINK
  16. WeldrDave

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    Woodstacker, this past winter, I was able to obtain about 2 + cord of sycamore, It's close but not multi colored and "MUCH" heavier and whiter in the middle. I'm getting the sense from the gang it's Hackberry. I just got done reading about them, there a decent midrange burning wood.
    In two years it'll be BTU's:) Oh, and welcome to the forums!;)
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    100 percent: Not a basswood . . . or pine, spruce or fir. Hehheh.

    At first blush looking at the bark I was thinking American beech . . . the smooth, gray bark and even the "pock marks" and "warts" are consistent with some of the beech I see up this way . . . but the leafs are all wrong. Not beech . . . at least American beech.
  18. WeldrDave

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    Came home from work today, got pallets and started to split and bring in yard, "NOT"!!!..... the fiskars "bounced" off for the first 6 hits, HOLY S#IT:eek:.... I can't wait to get my splitter done, it's the $$$. If any one has more comments on what it is, again it's pure white, almost like a Holly tree, but it's dense;ex The one picture is the full tree load, and for what it's worth, I found a small "pea" size fruit on some of the twigs. Dam is this stuff hard_g

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  19. Woody Stover

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    That's why they call it 'HACKberry.' ==c Actually, I've never split any so I don't know....might be one of those that splits better if you let the rounds sit a while. Sounds like it's really wet!

    That's why they call it 'HackBERRY.' ==c
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    Got it woody;ex I'm not that dense;lol;lol.... Good one:cool:

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