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Noob alert! Need UK ID help please.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by buttercup1668, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. buttercup1668

    buttercup1668 New Member

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    Hi can anyone help with this? Thinking there maybe 3 different kinds in the pile...... Aslo wondering about the yellowish colour to some of them, they are the most heavy.

    Scored these after some felling under power lines on motorway verge. Twigs been chipped but trunks left, does this make it free for the taking seeing as it will probably just rot away if left?

    Cheers
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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Looks like some kind of maple to me.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    The lighter color looks like a maple variety and the darker colored looks like it could be in the family of osage.

    Might want to put your location in your avatar area so that we read your posts with the proper accent.;lol

    And welcome to the forum.
  4. buttercup1668

    buttercup1668 New Member

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    Thanks for your help.
  5. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    free...Norwegian wood...isn't it...
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I can't even guess, since you have many species of trees in England that are not quite the same as the ones here...

    OK, I will guess - the white wood is Norway Maple, and the orange colored wood is Callery Pear.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    But did you type that in the appropriate accent?:)
  8. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    Hi,
    I would say the whiter looking wood is sycamore and the yellowish wood possibly hawthorn, both good burners especially the hawthorn after 2 years seasoning :).

    Billy.
  9. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    Trivia, neither the American Sycamores, or the European Sycamores are really sycamores. Sycamore is a biblical tree, a member of the fig family. European sycamore is indeed a Maple, while the American Sycamore is a member of the Plane tree family. To add to the confusion, Wikipedia notes that in Scotland, the European sycamore is also called a plane tree...

    TE
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  10. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks TE whatever its called its good burning wood :).

    Billy.
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    There's horse chestnut in there as well.

    Dave
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  12. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    It's no longer free for the taking; It's already been took. ;lol
    And welcome to the forum. :) There are several posters here that hail from the UK.
  13. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    One thing I can say for certain is that the wood in the photo isn't seasoned. Split it and stack it in the sun for a year or two and it will burn really well. Oh, wait, you don't have sun over there. In that case, stack it in the fog for a while and hope for the best.

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