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help identifying wood part 2

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by michaelthomas, Mar 2, 2006.

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  1. michaelthomas

    michaelthomas New Member

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    Here are some more pictures. Thanks for the input.

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  2. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    silver maple?
  3. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    cottonwood?(poplar)
  4. kd460

    kd460 Feeling the Heat

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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

    michaelthomas New Member

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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?
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    chestnut oak?
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    red oak (Quercus rubra)
  8. Mo Heat

    Mo Heat Mod Emeritus

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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!
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    Todd's got it right.....
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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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    Any one you want to check :)
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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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