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Log 7 Id, Looks like another hickory to me. Shagbark?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    This one looks kind of like the other shagbark I cut, except there is not alot of the "shaggy bark" left on it. Thanks all!

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  2. Woody Stover

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    My Shagbarks are shaggier. It's gotta be some type of Hickory, though...What does it smell like when split?
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  3. Wood Duck

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    I think you're getting the hang of wood ID. I'd say that is a Shagbark Hickory that isn't large enough to get really shaggy and I think some of the loose bark has been knocked off in the process of getting it from the forest to you.
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  4. Thistle

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    Ruh roh rwaggy that be Shaggy lol

    I have lots of shagbark that size,quite a few much larger,lots that are smaller. Mostly 2nd or 3rd growth from century farm - part of 4 original 10 acre woodlots used for heat starting in late 19th century.Some of the trees growing really slow - 12-14" diameter have bark as shaggy as more open grown ones twice that size & same age.

    Save some of that for the BBQ pit and/or grill!
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    Got some of that exact stuff last year. Lol
  6. TimJ

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    not a shagbark..........hickory for sure
    with that crisscross bark pattern I was calling it pignut
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  7. Thistle

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    Its a Shagbark that grew a little faster than most. Look at the growth rings,they are a little wider than usual.Shagbark will get more 'shaggy' with slower growth and/or size. With that the bark will start to be be curled up in plates & loose at each end also. I normally wear safety glasses only when bucking other woods,but this stuff its helmet with mesh faceshield also.Those loose bits can fly off with great velocity when the chain hits them,had a few scratches on arms also,can be painful.
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  8. smokinj

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    Most of your bark on a shaggy will fall off tossing it around!....Thats a tossed around shaggy not the saw on top!
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    Sure wish we had lots of that. We do have a few shagbark hickory but they are really young. We try to protect them too.
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    Shagbark for Sure, Young Shag Bark can have baby smooth bark.

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  12. Bacffin

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    You know, this smelling stuff to me draws a blank. I know a few smells like red and white oak (hardwood floor installs), but nothing else really. I wish I could be more help in this area. Unless it's obvious to me, I'm useless here.

    Bruce :confused:

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