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Nice little score, what kind of maple is it?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by pulldownclaw, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw Feeling the Heat

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    I left the house the other day and heard that beautiful sound of early Spring. No, not the red tailed hawks calling out or the woodpeckers banging on the gutters, but the buzz of a chainsaw in the distance. I drove around the block and saw some tree guys taking down a tree in someone's backyard and asked him if I could have it, he said sure, it'd save him a trip to the dump. They chipped up most of the branches, but dropped off everything else, almost all perfect stove length. Is it red maple?

    A good day indeed! :cheese:

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  2. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw Feeling the Heat

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    Stumped y'all, huh? Must be some kinda crazy Southern Tobacco Maple or somethin'. Maybe I'll try and smoke some... %-P
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Grain looks like some sort of Cottonwood or Poplar.
  4. fugazi42

    fugazi42 New Member

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    It looks like red maple to me.

    Good score!

    Josh
  5. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Looks like the red Maple I burn.
  6. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks guys. The tree guy said it was maple, and it sure looks like the red maple I've got in my yard. It splits real nice too, comes off in planks. I've pretty much only been splitting pine and oak, funny how each species has it's peculiarities on how they split. I'm assuming if I get it split this Spring it will be ready by this time next season?
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Soft maple (red maple). Yes, it does split really easy. Burns hot. Makes excellent kindling too. I always make a bunch of kindling from it every year.
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