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Is this some oak firewood ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by coltfever, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. coltfever

    coltfever Member

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    I read on here about so many types of oak wood that I have to ask. This tree was hit by lighting last year so had to cut down. Kinda hard to split by hand being so stringy so had to use my Huskee splitter. Is this oak or do I have my hands on something else ? Most of the firewood on my land is hickory, cherry and a few oak that I never cut.

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  2. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I'd guess hickory before oak. Do you have any pics of the buds?

    Matt
  3. coltfever

    coltfever Member

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    I know its stringy just like the shagbark. Just doesn't have bark like it. Never saw any buds on the tips of limbs so it could have been dead for longer than a year. I know about half of one side of the tree bark was split after lighting got it. Just glad my cows wasn't around it for shade at the time.
  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    I think it is pignut.
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  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know what it is, but I don't think it's Oak. Rick
  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Does not look like any oak I've seen. Wood looks fibrous zoomed up.
    Almost looks like beech but the wrong bark. Stumped here. Any ash in your area?
  7. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

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    If you don't want it I will take it off your hands,==c. Sure looks like hickory to me. Not shag bark.
  8. Clyde S. Dale

    Clyde S. Dale Feeling the Heat

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    I'm with Paul. Pignut.
  9. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    I'm not sure--maybe elm?
  10. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Looks just like the pignut I got last year.....
  11. cuttingedge

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    Pignut Hickory or American Elm would be my guess. It has the bark of white ash but is way too stringy
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It ain't Oak.
    I am also split between Hickory and Elm. I am leaning more towards a red elm.
  13. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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    That moss screws up a good view of the bark, but I am going hickory too.
  14. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Feeling the Heat

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    definitley not oak.

    could be sweet gum. thats the toughest stuff to split- EVER.
  15. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im with the Elm group on this one. Mostly cause I hope pignut doesnt split like that.
    I looked up Rock elm and the bark looks similar to pignut. And I split one last summer and the colors and fiber tear is look just like these pics.
    Also Rock Elm grows all over Tennessee.
  16. coltfever

    coltfever Member

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    Well I guess I will say its some type of hickory because about 75% of my woods is already Shagbark Hickory. Heck I was hoping for something like oak for a change and when I first split and saw how stringy it was I thought to myself, oh no, more hickory. Not that I dislike it. Its one of the best firewood. Thanks
  17. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Hickory. If not pignut, maybe mockernut or bitternut.
  18. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Another vote for Hickory....
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'd say pignut.
  20. EatenByLimestone

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