Newby looking for wood ID

learnin to burn Posted By learnin to burn, Nov 23, 2008 at 12:49 AM

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  1. learnin to burn

    learnin to burn
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    Nov 22, 2008
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    Hi All,

    I've been lurking for a few weeks now getting to know the place and I must say it is an awesome site. I have some wood I was told was swamp (red) maple but it seems more like a soft wood. I truly don't have a clue. It burns real fast, is extremely light, (almost like balsa wood), and pops and sparks for a while when first put in the stove.
    I don't have a link for the pics but I did upload them. There are 3 different splits from the same hunk of wood.

    Thanks
     

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  2. johnsopi

    johnsopi
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    Nov 1, 2006
    651
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    Loc:
    MD near DE&PA;
    Tulip Poplar
     
  3. JustWood

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    Aug 14, 2007
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    YEP!
     
  4. learnin to burn

    learnin to burn
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    Nov 22, 2008
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    Thanks guys, I was thinking that based on some of the other id's.
     
  5. Cazimere

    Cazimere
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    Oct 29, 2007
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    Loc:
    Delmarva
    Looks like Crack Willow to me : )
     
  6. savageactor7

    savageactor7
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    Jan 25, 2008
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    Bark looks like maple to me.
     
  7. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1
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    Dec 5, 2006
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    Yep, I'm going with Crack Willow, if not, then some other species of Willow, for sure.
     
  8. Bubbavh

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    Oct 22, 2008
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    Sweetgum!

    Do spikey balls fall from it?
     
  9. gyrfalcon

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    Dec 25, 2007
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    FWIW, your wood looks and behaves very much like a good deal of the c/d/s wood I have, but as far as my supplier (not a dealer, a local guy who knows his trees) told me, tulip poplar was not in the mix. He did include a lot of what we call "soft maple," which around here basically means red maple, and as far as I can tell, there's nothing else in my supply that could be it except for the stuff that looks like yours.
     
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