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

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by FatttFire, Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. FatttFire

    FatttFire Member

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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

    elmoleaf Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like maple leaves to me.
  3. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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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

    brooktrout New Member

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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 ;-)
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    I agree sugar maple, burns nice
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  9. FatttFire

    FatttFire Member

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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!
  10. Tarmsolo60

    Tarmsolo60 Feeling the Heat

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    Maple...but not red like the Canadian Flag....thanks AP
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    thats sugar maple
  12. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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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.
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    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    All correct!
  14. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    The leaf on the Canadian flag may be the color red, but it's a sugar maple leaf shape.
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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.
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    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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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.
  17. 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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