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Tree ID, please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by dougand3, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. dougand3

    dougand3 Minister of Fire

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    Bought a house with a tree, standing dead, for some number of years - so no leaves to view. Buddy pushed it over with small Kubota and I've sawed it up. It is 24" diam at trunk base and stood 70' tall. Pic below. What is it? Thanks, Doug

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  2. Wet1

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    I can't see any detail on this old laptop I'm using right now, but the bark on that top piece looks like it could be white oak.
  3. beau5278

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    If the top piece is the same,it looks more like rock oak,also called chestnut oak and it is considered a white oak.
  4. dougand3

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    Here is a tighter bark shot with my crappy camera.

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    I believe wet1 was right,from that shot it looks more like white oak.
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    Yeap, that sure looks like white oak. You'll be hard pressed to find a better burning wood! :cool:
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    Thanks so much, Wet1 and Beau.
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    This doesn't look like White Oak or Chestnut Oak to me, Google it and see what you think. I think it looks like Hickory maybe Pignut. White Oak has very flakey almost ghostly white bark and Chestnut Oak has very deep furrows and is very rare around here, don't about your neck of the woods
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    Split one open and take a pic. I say chestnut oak. I just sawed some @ the mill today. The limbs are usually not as deeply furrowed as the trunk.
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    I'm with webby my first impression was a pignut hickory but I'm a northerner and haven't seen a lot of southern oaks up close.
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    OK, thanks, guys. i'll split and get some more pics tomorrow.
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    Cozy heat, those are not leaves from this downed tree. This tree has been dead multiple years. Here is a pic of splits (Rained on last night). Doug

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    Looks like poplar to me . Ive split many a different tree. My Buddy owns a tree service. That looks like poplar. The wood should split easily and be relatively light too.
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    Man, I don't know what the hell that stuff is. The heartwood does look like poplar; that piece sitting next to has some pretty thick growth rings.

    I think I'm gonna second poplar. With rings like that, it will almost definitely be a light-weight, relatively low-Btu wood. You guys might have some wood gorwing there that isn't native to Ohio, so throw that into the mix, too. But I will say with relative confidence that it is definitely NOT oak.

    Regardless, I don't turn my nose up at any wood that will keep me warm.
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    These trunk sections are 17" diameter. Damp from rain last night.

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    These trunk sections are 17” diameter. Damp from rain last night.

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    Looks like poplar. The green color and that one small dia limb section in the pile gives it away.
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    Don't simply look at the color of part of the wood. Look at the bark and the other colors of the wood, the bark does not look like any poplar I have ever seen! Ever seen Hickory lumber? Has a lot of yellow and green coloring in it! I'm still saying Hickory, Pignut, Mockernut,Bitternut,or :) what ever it's called in your area I guess.
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    Its hard to tell from pics. Sometimes you need to feel smell and touch. It could be a Hickory I was going off the cross section of the small limb in the pile of splits. It dosent look like Hickory but some of the others do.

    How heavy is this wood?
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    Looks like alot of the hickory I get here , lots of different colors from light yellowish to black ,mildly furrowed bark and pretty heavy stuff. Try burning some and see if you can smell the hickory to confirm it.
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