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help identifying this species

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bostock, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. bostock

    bostock Member

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    hey folks - I moved to a new farm this past May and there was approx 2 cords cut (but not split) wood out back, appears to have been forgotten. it's older stuff, i'm thinking 4-6 years. The trees on the property here are primarily black walnut and hackberry with an occassional oak or locust, lots of ash. Started splitting today, and wondering waht some of this stuff is. On this one, the bark doesn't look like any of the standing trees i have here though...wood is stringier than the oak i am familiar with, but not bad. I know some of you gurus will know immediately , let me know whatcha think this stuff is....Thanks!

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  2. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Could be red oak from the color and the bark.
  3. bostock

    bostock Member

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    yep i thought bark looked like oak too. But there's no flaking/flecks in it like my normal oak, and not quite as dense. but at 4+ years old, it is a lot lighter than normal so i can't "feel" it like i normally would..
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Could look like pin oak but not with that bark.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Red elm, is my guess.
  6. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    Hard to tell but the grain and color look very, very close to some 3+ year old red elm in my stacks. Bark is close also. Color is very hard to tell by pictures sometimes but if the color in the pictures is very close to true it is pretty much is a dead match for my seasoned red elm.
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