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Is this ash?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Halligan, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I picked up a scrounge this past weekend and the fellow who cut the tree says it's some kind of ash. Is it? 091.JPG 093.JPG

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  2. Woody Stover

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    I don't think it's White Ash. I've never seen that dark center on the White I get here... Green, maybe?
  3. JP11

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    Split super easy? You could make strips real easy to make a basket?

    Brown ash is my guess. I've got a bit of it on my land.
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  4. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I was using my splitter but it did split easy.
  5. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    It's not locust is it?
  6. ScotO

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    not locust, kinda looks like ash, but I'm gonna go out on a limb (no pun intended) and say that it could be mockernut hickory. Bark and heartwood sure look like it to me.
  7. gzecc

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    Looks to be norway maple.
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  8. Ralphie Boy

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    I'm going with Norway maple. I've cut white, green and blue ash and it's not any of them. Only cut one mockernut and it does kind of look that. But the one I cut I found the the heart wood to be much larger. That could be because of the age of the tree or how it grew or both. I'll look at the Norway I've got stacked tomorrow and see what Scitty is talking about.
  9. ScotO

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    the inner layer of bark (cambium) isn't right for norway maple. I'm still thinking ash or mockernut. But I've been wrong before.....
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  10. nrford

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    most definately not Ash. Norway Maple in my book.
  11. Ralphie Boy

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    I've never heard of or seen brown ash. Took me a while to figure out brown ash is a.k.a black ash and it does not grow in my area;em. I'm a bit too south for its range. Guess that's why I've never seen it!==c Halligan is in the right area for black/brown ash and the bark does look a bit like ash soooo..... ;?
  12. jdp1152

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    Not white ash and not norway maple. Along with the easily ID'd Red oak, that's 90% of what I have CSS. Looks like some kinda of hard maple. Did you cut it live?

    Here is a stack of Norway pre and post split.

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  13. jdp1152

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    The lighter wood is obviously the maple. Some red oak splits got lost in the fray.
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    Say it isn't so Scotty.....course were not looking at locust my friend. I'm going with mockernut hickory.
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    Don't know if I've ever seen Mockernut Hickory, so I don't know.
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    Sure looks like Maple to me. Hard Maple
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    Looks like Maple , but !
    Get Close up pic of inside split
    Looks like it's fast growing
  18. TimJ

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    Gum tree has that dark center
  19. shoot-straight

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    thats not gum if it split easy. im on the hickory bandwagon. youll need to wait a few years to burn it from my limited expereice and my long thread on it about a month ago.
  20. Woody Stover

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    I hope you're giving the girl at least a couple of hours off each day; Young bodies are resilient but they can be stressed by continuous heavy work. And buy her a pair of gloves, tightwad! ;)
    The way she's going after those big rounds, I foresee Olympic weightlifting gold in her future. ;lol
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    She lasted a total of two wagon loads of branches. She's pretty funny though...anytime there is a stick in the driveway, she'll go put it in my 'stick' pile.
  22. Halligan

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    I originally thought it was maple. It had the nice maple smell to it. Only reason I even asked you folks is because is the guy who dropped the tree worked for a arborist and he said it was ash. Assuming he has cut more tree's in his life then me I figured he must be right. But, a little bit of me wanted to believe I was correct, that it was maple. Now I suppose it will remain a mystery.
  23. jdp1152

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    I've had a parade of arborists/tree services roll through my property to give quotes on trees entirely too close to my house or power lines to do myself. Sometimes they're wrong....particularly from the bigger companies. I had a 45 ft tree that was unmistakably Ash and one of the biggest tree firms in my area told me it was a maple and had died from a disease (yellow something or other). After cutting it down, it was clear EAB was the issue with non stop trails under the bark. Another big company told me a norway maple was a sugar maple. While green, those two shouldn't ever be confused. Doesn't mean they can't cut down trees well, though.

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