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Tree Id please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WellSeasoned, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    This might be a tough one. Sorry the pics are alittle dark. I took pictures of 2 different bark areas and the leaf areas, although no leaves. My woods mainly consisted of oak hickory ash poplar and sassafras. This tree fell during sandy, has been standing mostly dead, no bark on the first 20ft and the roots were rotted, causing it to fall. At least 4 cords in it. Thx

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  2. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    White Oak possibly.
  3. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Hard Maple
  4. WellSeasoned

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    Keep em coming... I'll take better pictures when its light
  5. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Well, I doubt white oak, they have alternating buds/branch growth, this looks opposite growth. That means it could only be maple, ash, paulownia, catalpa, buckeye, horsechestnut, nannyberry, or flowering dogwood. All other trees have alternating buds. That narrows it down ;lol !
  6. WellSeasoned

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    Yea, thanks I think.... :eek:
  7. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    A good picture of that twig with buds and leaf scasrs should confirm it. Put a size reference object (ruler, coin, etc.) near it, too.
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  8. WellSeasoned

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    If a get home early enough, will do. Hard to do anything after work with all this darkness so early!
  9. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I'd say that is Sugar Maple (also known as Hard Maple). I can see a few opposite branches on the twig and the flaky bark look like Sugar Maple. That should be excellent firewood.
  10. WellSeasoned

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    Heres a few more pics and some measurements if it helps. The trunk is 4' wide

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  11. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Sorry can't post multiple pics

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  12. WellSeasoned

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    Ok here we go finally, stupid smart phone. The rest of the pics. Hope it helps, I'm eager to process this weekend. Will post pics if splits! Thx

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  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Maple.
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  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Definitely hard maple.
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  15. WellSeasoned

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    I'm liking what I hear! Thanks guys. tree was standing dead for years. Grounds are loaded with boulders, alot of the trees that fell, via sandy... uprooted, exposing large rocks these trees must have grown around.

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