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Need some help with some tree IDs

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

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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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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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Chaineatingline tree ;)
    Full of spikes, barbed wire, staples, nails
    "Iron filled elm" :)
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  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    2nd Elm. Looks pretty healthy. Most of ours are long dead from dutch elm disease.
  4. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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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.
  5. Wood Duck

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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.
  6. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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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! :)
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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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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  8. curber

    curber Feeling the Heat

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    1st looks like cottonwood 2nd looks like box elder to me. Pat
  9. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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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 .
  10. TreePointer

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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.).
  11. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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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!
  12. loon

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    I second the Ash :)

    loon
  13. schlot

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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.

    tree2f.jpg
  14. curber

    curber Feeling the Heat

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    box elder.
  15. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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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.

    tree2e.jpg
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  16. curber

    curber Feeling the Heat

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    The red center wood sure looks like the box elder that I've cut. Could be wrong tho!!
  17. TimJ

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    with this close up picture, box elder is the call

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