Morning scrounge - wood id please

schlot Posted By schlot, Jan 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

  1. schlot

    schlot
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    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    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
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    Nov 29, 2012
    2,527
    1,076
    Loc:
    Kennett Square, PA
    Some kind of big old maple?
     
  3. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY
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    Sep 20, 2012
    532
    291
    Loc:
    Western Mountains ,NC
    Yea..looks like Maple to me also.
     
  4. schlot

    schlot
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    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    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
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    Dec 5, 2012
    2,483
    956
    Loc:
    Upstate NY
  6. weatherguy

    weatherguy
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    Feb 20, 2009
    4,174
    720
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    I dont see red streaks? but maple and box elder are the same, good score, good for shoulder season.
     
  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post
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    Jan 12, 2012
    1,063
    627
    Loc:
    Northeast Ohio
    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

    Woody Stover
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    Dec 25, 2010
    7,376
    2,105
    Loc:
    Southern IN
    Kind of looks like Red Maple. If so, great mid-output wood, and dries faster than almost anything else.
     
  9. schlot

    schlot
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    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    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

    TimJ
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    Apr 10, 2012
    1,231
    802
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    I'm with Woody...........looks alot like red maple
     

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