Tree Id please.

schlot Posted By schlot, Dec 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

  1. schlot

    schlot
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    Nov 21, 2011
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    I have the opportunity to take down the base of a tree (already limbed) but not sure what it is. The leaves are all but gone and the ones left are shriveled up. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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  2. gzecc

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    My guess is some kind of oak. I get this from what looks like a shriveled up oak leaf
     
  3. ScotO

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    sure looks like a hackberry tree to me..........
     
  4. basod

    basod
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    What the heck is leaned up against or growing into the side?
    Looks like a big double stump, probaby going to be some rocks and other metal in it
     
  5. The Beagler

    The Beagler
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    Nov 13, 2011
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    That is hackberry. Nice wood to burn!
     
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  6. schlot

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    Nov 21, 2011
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    On the left side of the picture is some kind of metal tray, just leaning there.

    It's actually a three headed beast. It's about 9 feet tall, and is pretty mangy looking.
     
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  7. ScotO

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    I say go for it. Hackberry is good stuff. I would use some old chain if I were you, those ol' yardbirds ALWAYS seem to have junk in them......
     
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  8. Boog

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    Looks like rough-bark Hackberry to me too.
     
  9. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy
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    I'm with them...Hackberry. The first cut and split will tell. It should be real light, almost white, wood inside. Normally easy to split. But if it's a "3 headed monster" like you said, splitting could get interesting.:eek:
     
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck
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    I'm thinkin' Hackberry. I can't identify the leaf at all but the bark looks sort of warty, just like Hackberry.
     
  11. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut
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    Jan 10, 2012
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    I don't know, is anyone else thinking hard maple. Not seeing hackberry as I know it. Bark more flakey than warty??
     
  12. Boog

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    Oct 31, 2012
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    I know what your thinking about the bark, but those dried up leaves don't look like maple. The one on the left looks like a rolled up hackberry leaf pretty good.............you have to employ a little imagination of course :cool:.
     
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  13. schlot

    schlot
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    Nov 21, 2011
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    Iowa
    Thanks for the info. Probably will take it down after the 1st, and will try to repost pictures then.
     
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  14. Thistle

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    Dec 16, 2010
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    Hackberry's good stuff.Looks a bit like Elm but (normally) is much easier splitting.Is ready to go in about a year after splitting/stacking.
     
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