I know, but I don’t know what kind it is!

FatttFire Posted By FatttFire, Sep 18, 2008 at 1:11 AM

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  1. FatttFire

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    I am not sure, is this possibly the Iron Oak my late Uncle warned me about?
     

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  2. elmoleaf

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    Looks like maple leaves to me.
     
  3. Hogwildz

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    Looks like Maple leafs to me also.
     
  4. glacialhills

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    Its definitly not oak, looks like sugar Maple to me. good hard wood great burning.
     
  5. brooktrout

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    sugar maple. got alot of it here. cut up a few cords of it this spring, looking forward to burning it this winter ;-)
     
  6. CTBurner

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    I agree sugar maple, burns nice
     
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  8. FatttFire

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    Thanks! I feel like an ass, now looking at the leaves. I know I have some Iron oak somewhere out there can't find it!
     
  9. Tarmsolo60

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    Maple...but not red like the Canadian Flag....thanks AP
     
  10. smokinj

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    thats sugar maple
     
  11. Adios Pantalones

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    Canadian flag is red maple.

    I'm going to guess that the tree is monkeypaw, or maybe goncavo alves... just to be difficult.
     
  12. JustWood

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    All correct!
     
  13. DiscoInferno

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    The leaf on the Canadian flag may be the color red, but it's a sugar maple leaf shape.
     
  14. Adios Pantalones

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    Red maple leaf has sharp sinuses and 3-5 major lobes. Sugar maple has rounded sinuses and generally 5 major lobes.
     
  15. DiscoInferno

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    Left to right: Canadian flag, sugar maple, red maple.

    I go with sugar maple based on the shape and the smooth margins, although one can certainly argue that the margin detail simply isn't shown in the flag. And of course there is a continuum of red and sugar maple leaf shapes. This link
    http://www.cbc.ca/newsinreview/may98/maple/canflag.htm
    suggests that it's meant to be a generic maple leaf, so I guess the answer is all of the above.
     
  16. Todd

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    The leaves definitely look like Sugar Maple, but the bark doesn't look like any Sugar Maple I've ever seen around these parts. The stingy bark almost looks like Silver Maple. Maybe they grow them different down in OH? Or could it be Norway Maple?
     
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