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What kind of tree is this??

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by JRHAWK9, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. JRHAWK9

    JRHAWK9 Member

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    It came down in a storm last week and it's a cousin of my GF's. Is it poplar?

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    My call is silver maple.
    Lakeside and Woody Stover like this.
  3. lindnova

    lindnova Member

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    I say elm.

    Doesn't look like it hit the house? Lucky
  4. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Soft Maple......this is not a guess
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2014
  5. woodsman416

    woodsman416 Member

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    Dead.
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  6. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    From the look of it maybe popple( Big Tooth Aspen) or Linden( Basswood) dang stuff goes punky standing dead and then keels over. Just sliced one up from a storm next door- whole thing was punky Even cut and split in stacks it tends to rot. I have a nice vertical mushroom farm on a stack of it.
  7. WiscWoody

    WiscWoody Minister of Fire

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    I'd say from the way it came down and the bark that it's Basswood. It's common in Wisconsin.
  8. D8Chumley

    D8Chumley Minister of Fire

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    Thats a widowmaker there. Looks like its been dead for a while. I would've taken that bad boy down before it fell being so close to the house. My luck it would've fallen on the house.
  9. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    It's an old dead punky tree. Not much burnable.
  10. Darbycrash

    Darbycrash New Member

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    Soft Maple 100%.

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