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Morning scrounge - wood id please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schlot, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Helped get an old fallen tree out of a relatives pasture. Only got a 1/4th of way through it this morning.

    The tree has been down for quite some time, bark has started to fall off and there were a few punky pieces but it worked out good. The owner thought it was boxelder but I don't think so. Anyone want to guess?

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  2. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Some kind of big old maple?
  3. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Yea..looks like Maple to me also.
  4. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Split and stacked about half the load. The larger rounds ran around 20% while the smaller splits were up to 17%..

    Found a few punky ones with moisture around 25%. Here is a picture of a split. Maple but must not be a silver maple?

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  5. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    The red streaks may mean Box Elder
  6. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I dont see red streaks? but maple and box elder are the same, good score, good for shoulder season.
  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I don't think maple but not sure what it is. Some of the bark looks a little like maple but the heartwood throws me. I just had some that looked almost identical mixed in with a few trees that were pushed over with the dozer last year. Of course there are several different types of maple.
  8. Woody Stover

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    Kind of looks like Red Maple. If so, great mid-output wood, and dries faster than almost anything else.
  9. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, whatever it is it burns nice. Not quite as nice as the ash ive been using but it puts out decent heat.
  10. TimJ

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    I'm with Woody...........looks alot like red maple

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