scrounged another truck load

learnin to burn Posted By learnin to burn, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:14 PM

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  1. learnin to burn

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    Found this on the side of the road last night, maybe a 1/4 of the bed. Any idea what it is? Then finished filling up with locust.
     

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  2. JustWood

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    Yellow Poplar
    A.K.A. Tulip
     
  3. 04RevX

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    Could be sasafras. Are the leaves very oddly shaped and not very uniform from one to the other?
     
  4. woodgeek

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    LEE nailed it. Tulip poplar (named after the shape of the leaf)

    State tree of Tennessee. Supposed to burn pretty fast.
     
  5. learnin to burn

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    Picked up another load this morning. I thought I was picking up locust with the poplar from the pic above but didn't really look at it very good. Now I'm wondering if this Black Walnut instead. I just don't know. What do you guys think?

    Can you tell I'm trying to build a wood library of pics?
     

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  6. SolarAndWood

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    Can't help with the ID as all I can reliably ID is free. However, it would seem that your woodpile is going to have as much diversity as mine.
     
  7. Pagey

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    That first pic is definitely Tulip Poplar, it grows like weeds around here. Good for milder weather, but don't expect to bank any overnight fires with it. The second pic looks a lot like some of the tight bark hickory I split at the end of last year.
     
  8. woodgeek

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    The dark heartwood stuff could def be Black Walnut...check for the chemical smell when you cut it.
     
  9. Wood Duck

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    The first picture is Tulip Poplar, aka Yellow Poplar, Tulip Tree, etc. It isn't in the poplar/cotton/aspen family (which contains trees with mostly very low BTU content in the wood), and is sort of a medium-grade hardwood similar to soft maples or white birch as firewood. The second tree sure looks like Black Walnut to me. Smaller Balck Walnuts have a wide white ring of sapwood around the dark heartwood. I think walnut is more or less similar in BTUs to Tulip Tree - in other words, medium density.
     
  10. gzecc

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    First is poplar. Worst hardwood I know. Second is probably black walnut. Better than poplar not as good as ash/oak. Diffinitive smell on the black walnut. I like it.
     
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