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Locust?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by 3fordasho, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    CAM00028.jpg CAM00029.jpg CAM00030.jpg CAM00031.jpg I think this is Honey Locust, but the leaves seem differently shaped than others I've come across.
    No thorns. Bark seems a bit off too.

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  2. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    My honey locust looked like raw salmon when I split it, the bark was also a bit different...... But I'm not sure what you have, I'm just sayin......
  3. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    That's what I'm thinking too, the wood color is off, the leaves are a little too big and pointy, bark has too much "potatoe chip" texture... There were locust like seed pods around, but instead of the long bean like pods they were rather short and fat.
  4. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    thats not honey locust but no clue what it is
  5. Freeheat

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    leaves look like walnut to me...
  7. woodsman416

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    Looks like black locust to me.
  8. Lakeside

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    I do not know what it is either , but I do not think it is either type of the locust.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    The leaves are throwing me off. They're not locust leaves. Could it be a fruit wood of some kind? Cherry or hackberry?
  10. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    Now that I've bruised up the bark moving the rounds, I'm thinking honey locust, the redish brown just under the bark is just like other honey locust I've previously processed. The rounds I split yesterday have dried enough to reveal the typical honey locust salmon color. The leaves really had me wondering. DSC03381.JPG
  11. Lakeside

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    Does it smell like Honey ? the stuff I had did have a sweet scent.
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    I think it may be walnut also.
  13. Applesister

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    Kentucky coffee tree for $20.00
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  14. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    I have no clue...Ive never seen it. Just know it has similar seed pods. And the leaves look like it.
  15. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    Hmm, might have a winner here, the description of coffeetree seed pods were right on with what I found on the ground.
    The leaves have the right shape and size, and I'm in the small part of MN were they're known to be found....
  16. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    We have a winner! After googling some pics of coffeetree bark/pods/leaves it appears to be a match.
  17. Jon1270

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    Looks to be good stuff by the numbers -- similar to ash in density and green moisture content.
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    Cut through a twig at an angle. Kentucky coffeetree should have salmon colored pith.
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    Hop hornbeam ?
  20. weatherguy

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    Good call, I think that's what it is, in fact after googling the images of the bark and leaves it looks exact. Can't you make a decent cup of java with the pods?
  21. Jason Hall

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    Is that wood vey light weight?? It looks like what I was told is ButterNut or White Wallnut. Does it drop green nuts that look like a oval shaped black wallnut?? The inner part looks just like butternut, I have a couple of those trees in my yard here in Mid Michigan.
  22. Bret Chase

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    that is nothing like a black locust... bark is all wrong, and BL wood is yellow..
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    That last bark shot looks like the locust family to me. How about another shot of the bark a little farther away? Also, give it the nose test. I always say BL has a "sweet, farm smell"...lol.
  24. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I'm sorry but that is not black locust....BL is yellow behind the bark and has distinct criss cross lines on the bark....
    This is black locust in the back of the truck.... This is honey locust on the floor ..... image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
  25. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

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    Not black or honey locust but Kentucky Coffeetree. Closely related to locust which is why there are similar features.
    Seed pod pic: CAM00032.jpg

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