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Help again "please" ID this wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WeldrDave, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Hello Gang,

    Got a call, sign in yard, "FREE" wood come get! I'm on it again:eek: before the vultures show up....
    Knock on door, old woman says, "please" take it all, I won't let anyone else have it! OH YEA!... !!!

    kid comes over from next door and say's That was a big oak tree, I humored him a bit and sent him on his way, "BUT" now I feel stupid.... Ive burned a many of cords of oak, and I know this is "not"...
    Help me out here, is this sweet gum? I couldn't find a dam seed in the yard, but they do have a landscaper.
    Oh, and there is about four more loads to get.... :cool:
    Thanks in advance all:)

    Dave

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Ash
    :)
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  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking norway maple.
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  4. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Looks like maple:cool: If it were gum you would know it.
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  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    This is gum 100_5625.JPG
  6. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    I agree, Iv'e tried hand splitting gum before. Haven't done anything with this yet but go get it, Load two, one to go.....
  7. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    You must be a mighty man, my log splitter had a tough time with this;)
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  8. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Do theses help? It just don't smell or feel like maple.... And yes Defiant, I've pounded the "HE!! out of some gum, we have a lot around here, and that's what I thought it was, the spikey seed pod balls give it away, but I couldn't find a one;ex

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  9. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I'm with the Norway maple I.D. Looks like some I've got
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    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    poplar?
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I'll join the maple crowd. By the limbs & color it could be maple.
    Not Ash.
  12. scroungerjeff

    scroungerjeff Burning Hunk

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    On my phone, but I agree with it being Norway Maple. Really nice wood and basically the best maple in way south Jersey.
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  13. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im going with Norway too, but you dont think maple? I have some green ash that sometimes has very even fine tight bark like that. Norways are heavy hard wood. I would prefer it over Ash. Heat wise they are close. I would get the wood. Is it heavy? I have Norway maples and they have lichens on their trunks too. And moss and I have dry sandy soil. Look for some dead leaves.
  14. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    possibly maple..but im leaning towards poplar
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    Dave load up your truck and run it over to me if you are headed up to New London, I'll let you know what it is and how it burns;) I can send you back with a load of gum rounds==c
  16. nrford

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    norway maple no buts about it!
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  18. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks all, The person who cut this tree down took all the small limbs, leaves, any seedlings etc... "which" was nice, and just left the wood. I have some other maple drying, The bark isn't that close to each other in looks:confused:.... Thank's again everyone, it'll go to the maple side of the yard;ex
  19. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Yea, sorry I didn't get back last night, side tracked.

    It's heavy!, I don't know why, maybe color, it just didn't seem like maple because it was not a huge tree, maybe 35' and covered by some much bigger oaks. It gave me 3 big loads in the pick up to give you an idea, and all the real small stuff was taken away. I haven't tried splitting it yet, we'll see, I split by hand:eek:
  20. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Maple . . . of some sort.
  21. oldspark

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    It looks like Norway Maple, its heavy like Norway Maple, small tree like Norway Maple, what other types of maple do you have, not going to look like silver maple.
  22. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    We have red, sugar, trident, and I think "i haven't seen" they call it a vine maple? I have two red maples in my front yard, and the bark's not even close., oh and along with Norway maple.
  23. Wood Duck

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    I think you have Norway Maple. The bark of Norway is different from Red or Sugar Maples, and looks typically like the wood in your pictures. Norway Maple commonly has a darkish center like the wood in your pics (but so do several other types of tree).

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