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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 7, 2012.
Man you guys are awsome !
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Looks like tulip to me
What is DED?
Dead Elm Disease
Oh! Dutch elm disease....We had a big huge elm and the young guys said it hsd to come down....Lol....Dad told them it wasn't an elm and they left and never came back....
Dutch Elm Disease actually. A C
Dutch Elm Disease,actually. So named because Elm burl logs imported from northern Europe for veneer into America had the elm bark beetles that helped spread the disease with our native ones. .Also early research into the disease was carried out in Holland.
Ha! Maybe I should have put my glasses on for that one....My Bad
Yep, looks like ash to me; just cut two trees up this week and they split real nice when you get to a straight grained section. Enjoy the low moisture wood!
This my friends is sassafras. I have looked long and hard at these on my property for 17 years. Bark is right, grain is right, light weight. etc. Should be a smell if it is a fresh cut live one, like sassafras tea..
My vote is ash.
But someone asked the OP if it had a menthol aroma to it and he said no in post # 25.
Nope. Sorry Charlie!
I agree with nford. Definitely not sassafras but can understand why that is thought. Many times different trees are identified rigthly or wrongly because the bark resembles something else. We saw that with white oak vs hickory recently on here. We've even seen popple wrongly identified.
Grain is too dark for ash to me. I am not seeing white. The checks on the bark are too deep and big for ash for that size of a trunk. He said it was on the light side. Ash is pretty heavy. Sassafras is not. Sassafras doesn't smell much if it is not fresh either. Leaves would tell the story for sure. May not be sassafras but doesn't look like the ash around here. Said it was pink on the ends. Ash is white, sassafras is pink. No big deal. These tree ids are hard just looking at pics.sometimes for sure.
sassafrass has brown bark ......not grey
It's Green Ash not White, the bark of Green Ash has deeper checks on the bark and the wood is more of a brown color that white, I guess I will have to take pictures today and try and figure out out to post them and yes the wood is not as heavy.