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How much wood, would a wood chuck chuck if...... (Id Please)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schlot, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Helped get rid of a couple smaller trees a beaver took down. The beaver is long gone (creek has been dry since last year's drought) so he won't miss them.

    I'm thinking ash....what do you guys think?

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  2. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    Not ash for sure, ash does'nt grow that fast even standing in water.
    I have no clue of what trees grow Iowa.
  3. blades

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    I have that same stuff here, definitly not ash, it is on the soft wood side of deciduous types
  4. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    Some sort of Willow maybe?
  5. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I don't think it's willow from the shape of the tree. It was up on the bank about 30 feet from the small creek.
  6. Thistle

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    Bark looks like American/White/Grey/Piss Elm.They can have pretty wide growth rings especially near wet or swampy ground.
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  7. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    +1 Elm
  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    I say yee elm as well
  9. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Could be elm. The trees were kind of small so I only had to split one piece and it was a little stringy.
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I think it looks like American Elm. The pics are very good and I can see that the wood in the picture is ring porous - you can see the pores in the end of the split are all together in the thin rings of the wood, not spread all over as would be the case with diffuse porous wood. Both Elm and Ash (my other candidate for this ID) are ring porous so it doesn't actually help, but I find it interesting.
  11. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    Elm here also !
  12. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Some kind of pithy wood, No, I don't have a lisp.
  13. kestrel

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    Slippery elm.
  14. aansorge

    aansorge Minister of Fire

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    I'm voting green ash...
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    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im thinking American Elm, like 99% sure. He said it was stringy when he split it. It could be green and just hard to split or it has the interlocking grain. The photos ARE very clear, its very easy to see exit holes from Elm bark beetles or gypsy moth infestation.
    I would like to know what kind of camera you used to get such great detail in the photos?? Most of the pics here are too unclear to see wood grain or bark details.
    The old farmer guys around here think dead standing elm is the best wood to go looking for to cut down. If its not completely punky. Im not sure about that but Im burning it right now.
  16. schlot

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    I used the camera on my Galaxy 3...it's better resolution than my standard camera.

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