Local scrounge... Need ID please

Trilifter7 Posted By Trilifter7, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

  1. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
    452
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    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    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
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    Mar 17, 2009
    5,257
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    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    It's one of the Maples. Silver or Norway maybe?
     
  3. paul bunion

    paul bunion
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    Apr 3, 2013
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  4. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
    452
    258
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    That makes since, I think we have a lot of silver around here.
     
  5. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
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    Loc:
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    Is Norway or silver considered hard maples?
     
  6. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut
    Feeling the Heat

    Jan 10, 2012
    330
    128
    Loc:
    western ky.
    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
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    Mar 17, 2009
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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
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    Apr 3, 2013
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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

    Oct 19, 2012
    452
    258
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I'm def thinking its a maple. Not sure which one but its def some heavy stuff!
     
  10. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy
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    Feb 12, 2012
    1,165
    572
    Loc:
    Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
    Norway maple is popular for flooring and furniture so how "soft" can it be?:p
     
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    Mar 17, 2009
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    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    So is Pine.
     
  12. bogydave

    bogydave
    Minister of Fire

    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    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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  13. chvymn99

    chvymn99
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    Nov 20, 2010
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    Loc:
    Kansas
    I'd go with Norway, doesn't have the bark of a silver maple that I have seen.
     
  14. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
    452
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    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I'll get it split today and post more pics. Thanks so far for the help guys!
     
  15. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
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    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Here is what it looks like split.

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  16. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut
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    Nov 29, 2012
    2,527
    1,076
    Loc:
    Kennett Square, PA
    Nice. Looks like maple now.
     
  17. nrford

    nrford
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 26, 2011
    1,120
    542
    Loc:
    NW lower Mi.
    Hard(Sugar) Maple
     
  18. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2012
    452
    258
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Thanks guys! I hope it is hard maple
     

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