Help again "please" ID this wood

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  1. WeldrDave

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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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    Ash
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    I'm thinking norway maple.
     
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    Looks like maple:cool: If it were gum you would know it.
     
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    This is gum 100_5625.JPG
     
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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.....
     
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    You must be a mighty man, my log splitter had a tough time with this;)
     
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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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    I'm with the Norway maple I.D. Looks like some I've got
     
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    poplar?
     
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    I'll join the maple crowd. By the limbs & color it could be maple.
    Not Ash.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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
     
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    norway maple no buts about it!
     
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    Maple!
     
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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
     
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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:
     
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    Maple . . . of some sort.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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