Scrounge just got a whole lot bigger. Wood ID.

schlot Posted By schlot, Feb 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

  1. schlot

    schlot
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    I've been helping my relatives by taking out a few dead trees from their pasture and grove. As I was working on cleaning up the old maple I posted about he cut up a smaller tree that had fallen in a storm for me. After that they showed me about 6 or 7 more good size trees I can take, whenever I want to.

    Here is a picture of the one he cut up for me. Any guesses?

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc
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    Looks like Elm to me.
     
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  3. Thistle

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    American/White/Gray/Piss Elm.Not bad once its dried.That size shouldnt need split either,another plus.
     
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  4. schlot

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    You guys are good. I had to talk to the local state forester and later he offered to take a look at it. He broke the bark and said with the cinnamon color it had it was red elm.
     
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    I'm not so sure about red elm but more like American/white. Also a terrible looking cut they made.
     
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  6. schlot

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    It definitely looked cinnamon when he broke the bark for what's that worth.

    Agreed with the cut. He said his chainsaw kept throwing chains. I took a look at the bar and it looked like it was a bit torqued, so that may explain the chain problem.
     
  7. nrford

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    the tree is quite young yet it could be red elm, that has not developed much heartwood yet.
     
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  8. PA. Woodsman

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    Very true, but I bet the stove never complains! :p
     
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