help identifying wood part 2

michaelthomas Posted By michaelthomas, Mar 2, 2006 at 8:25 PM

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  1. michaelthomas

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    Here are some more pictures. Thanks for the input.
     

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  2. velvetfoot

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    silver maple?
     
  3. bruce56bb

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    cottonwood?(poplar)
     
  4. kd460

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    Bark looks kind of rough for silver maple, but I'm not sure. Is it kind of stringy when it splits? Kind of looks like it from the view of the cut tree. The dark center kind of reminds me of ash but the looks of the tree don't.
     
  5. michaelthomas

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    yes it was kind of stringy when it split. Poplar is a pretty soft wood isnt it? Silver maple, what attributes does it have?
     
  6. bruce

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    red oak (Quercus rubra)
     
  8. Mo Heat

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    It actually does look a lot like some type of oak, but it should be heavier than hell if it is, and I think it was said it felt quite light.
     
  9. Todd

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    FIREWOOD!
     
  10. count brewski

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    Todd's got it right.....
     
  11. zogboy

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    The trees looks to be box elder and so does the wood, it is a scrub maple type of wood . Burns like paper when dry.
     
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    I also think it looks like mature red maple logs which can be stringy to split when partially dry. The heartwood should have reddish streaks in it. The only thing that baffles me is red maple is towards the higher end in weight though.
     
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    Looks very much like like what we in in central Ontario call swamp basswood.. Grows in low-lying- water areas or along the side of old river beds.

    Almost useless as firewood.
     
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