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Local scrounge... Need ID please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Trilifter7, May 3, 2013.

  1. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Scored this pile in a vacant property a couple blocks from my house!! Took me all of 20 min to drive over, load it up and drive home! It's heavy stuff so I hope it's good! Any of you guys know what this might be??

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It's one of the Maples. Silver or Norway maybe?
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    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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  4. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    That makes since, I think we have a lot of silver around here.
  5. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Is Norway or silver considered hard maples?
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    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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    I vote bradford pear, is that possible? Bark and color of the wood is similar(dark orange). Good firewood if it is.
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I believe they are the soft maples, but I am no expert on them. In my area there is so much Red Oak and Black Locust, that I rarely deal with any other species.
  8. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Hard maple is a common name for sugar maple. Soft maple usually refers to red or silver which are sometimes called swamp maple too.
  9. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I'm def thinking its a maple. Not sure which one but its def some heavy stuff!
  10. Ralphie Boy

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    Norway maple is popular for flooring and furniture so how "soft" can it be?:p
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    So is Pine.
  12. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Maple of some kind
    Some split pic might help get a positive ID?
    All, any of the maples is/are good firewood.
    You did good!

    Get it split & stacked, it'll get punky quick in rounds. ;)
    Center has already started .

    Heavy means lots of water !

    Nice score!
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    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    I'd go with Norway, doesn't have the bark of a silver maple that I have seen.
  14. Trilifter7

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    I'll get it split today and post more pics. Thanks so far for the help guys!
  15. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Here is what it looks like split.

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    Nice. Looks like maple now.
  17. nrford

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    Hard(Sugar) Maple
  18. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks guys! I hope it is hard maple

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