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So ID da tree

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jonwright, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. jonwright

    jonwright Member

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    All I saw was the trunk. After I split it, realized it isn't Oak. Too wavy to be hickory? photo.JPG

    What say you guys?

    Limbs were long gone to have a look at the leaves.

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I think we will need better pictures of the bark and the end of a split. I am having trouble making out exactly what is shown in the picture = it looks like Red Cedar to me, but I think you'd know if it were. It would smell like a cedar.
  3. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    da tree look to be a gum
  4. jonwright

    jonwright Member

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    Wasn't stringy at all. Is not cedar. No expert but I know that one. I'll see about more pics. 6 lb mail bounced off of another half and when I did get a chunk out of it that's what it was. A chunk. Not a nice split.

    Maple??? Did I cut up a big old Birdseye maple?

    Prolly gum. Doesn't it have a sweet smell to it? Like a pallet mill? :)
  5. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    It looks like a gum tree to me
  6. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    the way the grain is torn speaks of gum
  7. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Looks like you have a sweet gum, not bad btu's Tough spliting wood,not enjoyable at all...<>
  8. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    I cut up my first sweet gum this summer... can't really split hardly any of the bigger rounds by hand. Thats the toughest splitting wood I've encountered so far. I had my cousin try it too... he's a bit stronger than I, and infact holds the record of breaking every single wooden handle axe/maul he has ever had. He didnt get much further than I did.

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