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Tree ID?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Here are a couple of pics for this log. It is pretty heavy and dense and has a leathery tight grained bark. Doesn't have any distinctive smell to it either. I think it is in the maple family, but not sure what type. Then again, I could be totaly wrong being new to this. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Bruce

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  2. PA. Woodsman

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    I blew the pictures up and magnified them-looks more like Hickory to me from those pictures. Whack a piece in half and post the picture of the split grain please.
  3. Bacffin

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    Ok I will but I need to wait for the weekend though. Thanks!
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    White Oak?
  5. rideau

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    One close u of the bark would be better. That looks lie really thin smooth bark to me...more like beech, but dark colored for beech, which is light grey. No way it looks like my maple bark, which is quite thick. Looks too smooth to be hickory...
  6. Wood Duck

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    I'll guess Hickory. The smooth bark and light wood with dark center remind me of Hickory, but something seems not quite right. It really reminds me of a very large Juneberry, but that would really be a very large specimen. What is the diameter of those rounds?
  7. nrford

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    Norway Maple
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    Norway Maple
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  9. hilbiliarkiboi

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    No way hickory.
  10. ScotO

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    I'm thinking norway maple too....
  11. PA. Woodsman

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    I think the bark is too "tight" as Norway Maple has more ridges to it-have one in my backyard and the ridges are deeper even on the smaller limbs but I could be off. Still sticking with Hickory as I've had some before that looks like that. Interested to see what it is!
  12. ChrisNJ

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    I would vote Norway Maple as well, looks just like those in my yard.
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  14. Gasifier

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    It's called firewood. I think. Maybe not.
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    Yeah its eh hard wood just place it with the other hardwoods. It will burn.
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    Its got those funny strecth marks. Here another look at that log check out the big nice fluffy chips!
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Dang it. I could tell without blowing up the pictures and then while looking through the posts, I found nrford's post. He is quicker than I. First tip-off was that small heart.
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  19. nrford

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    I will stick with Norway Maple. Tulip(Yellow Poplar) is neither dense nor heavy J.
  20. smokinj

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    I have never seen maple with that weard strech marks, nor white fluffy chips. Fresh cut tulip is still heavy at that size. But I have been wrong before on Iding east coast.
  21. Backwoods Savage

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    It is quite possible there is none of it in your area Jay.
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    I never seen those type of marks on a maple before. So, I would say they would have to be very scarce to say the least. With those marks tell me its pretty quick growing and not norwhere as dense as sugar, hickory and so on.
  23. Backwoods Savage

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    That indeed is true. The grow extremely fast compared to what you have named.
  24. smokinj

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    Heck even the saw chips says its not that dence. Even if that was a brand new chain!
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    Tulip poplar leaves on those other logs; Smokin' gun?

    Ehouse
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