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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by FFDewey, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. FFDewey

    FFDewey New Member

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    Been trying to get ahead on wood supply thanks to the reading on this site. What species is this tree? Thanks. IMG_20130401_110756_437.jpg IMG_20130401_110821_484.jpg

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    red oak
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  3. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    +1
  4. Buckeye 2012

    Buckeye 2012 New Member

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    Red Oak without a doubt. I was thinking specifically Pin Oak
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  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I would guess red oak also, but without knowing where you live and are scrounging its difficult to be sure. You could be from Australia!
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Oak,
    Seems to have been dead for a while.
    Standing dead of on the ground?
    Should start to dry after split & stacked ;)

    Sun shadows ; Soil & grass looks like North East US,, ;lol
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Definitely a red oak.
  8. FFDewey

    FFDewey New Member

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    Thanks. I'm in southeast Iowa, the tree has been laying on the ground for a couple years out in the cow pasture. I got it cut up and about half split.
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  9. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Red oak for sure. Lying on the ground for a few years might give you a jump on drying it.
    Its a heavy moist wood. I love it though. Great find.
  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    In the second pic, I've seen those alternating light and dark saw marks on some wood that was pretty dry. I don't know if that means anything though. Hard to believe that Red is very dry at all...

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