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Leaf ID?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jacktheknife, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Found parts of this tree at the tree dump, can anyone give a positive ID from the leaves? image.jpg

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  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    really hard to tell from that curled up leaf, Jack. Kinda looks like elm......
    how about a pic of the bark or a split or something.....I'm better when I see those...
  3. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Aspen, Big-tooth.
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  4. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    I will find a nice piece to photo tomorrow, it's already too dark here. No splits, all smaller trimmings.
  5. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Cottonwood for $200.00
    Populus deltoides
    cottonwood leaves are more spade shaped than aspen.
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  6. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    I vote cottonwood also.I have a big leaning one on my road I'll have to cut up when it falls. :mad: Keep looking at the leaves hoping it will turn into something else
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  7. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I was thinking aspen, but we don't have a lot of cottonwood here
  8. lukem

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    I could believe cottonwood or aspen, and not much else. They are both well placed in the dump and not really worth dragging out.
  9. TreePointer

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    Hard to tell
    Best, it's elm
    Most likely in the lower BTU class poplars.
    just guesses though
  11. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    IMG_20130723_164032.jpg

    IMG_20130723_164045.jpg

    Not positive which branch it came from, one of these two. When I was cutting them they both seemed very similar, like maybe the same but in different stages of drying.
  12. TreePointer

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    After those bark pics, I'm changing my vote to bigtooth Aspen.
  13. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Meh. At least it took little time and effort.
  14. TreePointer

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    But that flat bottom on the leaf sure does look like cottonwood.

    Ugh, I give up. c/s/s and then it's called BTU's. :)
  15. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    It's already c/s, just needs to season.
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  16. Wood Duck

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    Bigtooth Aspen
  17. osagebow

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    I stand corrected!
  18. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    The wood splits are Aspen, the leaf was cottonwood. I have Cottonwood and Quaking Aspen and bigtoothed aspen all sharing ground within 20' of each other around my horse pasture. Several got cut last year and the year before and some more are marked to get cut for next.
    I dont mind processing the wood and having light wood on hand. It surprises me though that most conifers have higher BTU ratings. But I have white pine and Hemlock and they are in heavy wooded areas. They dont encroach on open fields.
    You probably found both woods.
  19. TimJ

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    Common name...........American Poplar
  20. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im gonna start going to the dump too. I have a friend who owns a tree service business and he dumps everything at a dump.
  21. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    I highly recommend it. Where are you from?
  22. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im just below the Adirondacks in the upper Hudson valley area. Zone 5.
    Not that great for grapes but perfect for apples and poplar. lol.
  23. Jags

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    Yep - without a doubt - Aspen.
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    Even more common; popple.

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