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trying to find out what kind of wood I have

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by hensonconst1, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. hensonconst1

    hensonconst1 Member

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    I cut down a tree last week in Kentucky for someone and kept the wood for burning in the future but noone that I talked to can tell me what kind it is. It had leaves that looked kind of like a maple leaf but was 3X larger. It is green color in the center and has white runny sap. The bark resembles hickory. Does anyone know what it is?

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  2. NoPaint

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    Its not a sweet gum is it? I don't think they have sap though.
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    any pic's!
  4. hensonconst1

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    I don't know. this subject has cause great debate with my family the the homeowner and neighbors. One said it was a pesimmon another said sycamore, but there were no pesimmons on the ground and the other guy is the cityboy homeowner. Sorry no pics I don't have that technology yet
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Difficult to say, but it does sound somewhat like sycamore. You can tell that just by its bark though. It looks sick is the way most describe it.
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    Sounds like Sycamore from your leaf description.
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    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Sweet gums do not have an extremely large leaf. At least the 3 in my back yard in Houston didn't. They also threw the most annoying little spiky balls down into the yard every year. I cut them down after the first year. Unfortunately a neighbor on one side liked the dang things.

    Matt
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    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Sycamore tree has a leaf that looks a little like maple, but I can't imagine anyone confusing sycamore bark with hickory. Sweet gum has a 5-fingered leaf that looks a little like maple, but never seen one that big.

    You might try posting up some pics of the leaves and bark or :

    http://www.oplin.org/tree/
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