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Today's work, what type of tree is this?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chazcarr, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    I had talked about my Uncle's tree before, and he finally got it taken down. Now we are cutting it up and hauling it away to my place.

    He thinks it is an ash tree that died from ash borer. I am not so sure. Can anyone let me know?

    For reference I am a size 12 shoe.

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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Kinda thinks red oak when I see the limb bark.
  3. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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    I am guessing maple, maybe sugar.
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  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Maple with a corkscrew grain. It is going to be a pita to split and stack.
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  5. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    I will see, sharpen the maul and fiskars tomorrow
  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Hard Maple
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  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Looks like petrified something.
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not Red Oak and looks like its gonna be a PIA to split with that twisty grain. Good luck with it.
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  9. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Looking at the bark my first guess is Silver Maple.
  10. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Silver maple.

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