Need some help with some tree IDs

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by schlot, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. schlot

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    I found a couple trees that have to be removed, but have no clue of what they are. Unfortunately almost all the leaves are gone, except some shriveled up examples.

    Tree 1
    tree1a.jpg tree1b.jpg tree1c.jpg
     
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    Chaineatingline tree ;)
    Full of spikes, barbed wire, staples, nails
    "Iron filled elm" :)
     
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    2nd Elm. Looks pretty healthy. Most of ours are long dead from dutch elm disease.
     
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    Bogy...so are you saying having the fence still wrapped in the wood is bad? I thought it would burn better that way. LOL.

    Surprisingly the elm I've cut lately all looks good, just in the wrong place for various reasons.

    Here is the second tree I need help with, it near the first one.

    tree2a.jpg tree2b.jpg tree2c.jpg

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    The second tree looks like Ash. I think I see some opposite branching and the bark looks like Ash.

    I think the first is Siberian Elm.
     
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    That looks absolutely terrifying to buck up! Personally I would consider only bucking the wood after it splits off the main trunk!

    Otherwise, keep your sharpener handy! :)
     
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    Sure does not look like our elm.

    If you cut that tree, be sure to cut only above that wire.
     
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    1st looks like cottonwood 2nd looks like box elder to me. Pat
     
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    That looks like a mullberry tree to me. Were there any berrys on it during the spring or summer. When you start cutting let us know if the wood is a yellowish color .
     
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    A picture of a twig with buds and leaf scars should confirm it.

    Put a size reference object in the picture, too (coin, ruler, etc.).
     
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    I don't remember any berrys on it. Getting the saw ready in a few minutes to go take down the second tree, so I will post pictures in a little while.

    Last chance on placing your bets!
     
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    I second the Ash :)

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    Took down tree number 2....well most of it, decided to leave the fence entangled portion for the bulldozer.

    tree2d.jpg

    Here is an end shot.

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    box elder.
     
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    Never would have thought of box elder....hmmm.

    The area where I took the tree down was close to the city brush pile. It was nice to have such a short haul with the limbs.

    I got to use the Echo in earnest today. Worked great. Used the Poulan to cut the larger wood and the Echo to cut the smaller stuff.

    After a while the "city man" started to burn the brush pile. I thought about telling him that most of the wood wasn't seasoned well enough, but I decided against trying that joke out on him.

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    The red center wood sure looks like the box elder that I've cut. Could be wrong tho!!
     
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    with this close up picture, box elder is the call
     

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