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what kind of wood ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by perry, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    brought home some wood that i dont know what it is. pulled this out of a middle of a 42 acre woods in SE michigan. it is a hard wood, no smell , pale reddish purple color , its heavy and dry when i split it.

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  2. bmblank

    bmblank Minister of Fire

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    It looks burnt...
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    looks like a pine to me
  4. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Beech is first guess, note the fleck from the medullary rays. Second guess would be Hard Maple. This wood has been dead for sometime regardless of specie it will not be long and it will burn wonderfully!
  5. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    My first thought was sycamore, but beech and some maples are plausible too. Wish the pics were sharper...
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    That is elm.......some of the best
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  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Dogwood. High-BTU stuff, grab it whenever I can.
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  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    i've been burning dogwood over the last few days. Wow, is it ever nice. It is pinkish inside, but that split came off a pretty nice side round. I had some good size dead dogwoods to clean up but they are only 4 or 5 inches in diameter.
  9. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    That's the best firewood known to man...free firewood!;lol Have you put a M.M. on it yet? I'd be willing to bet that the upper parts of that dead thing are ready to burn.
  10. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    That's dogwood
  11. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, that's what I usually find here. Dry, it burn great. Semi-dry, not as good. If you don't need it right now, stack it and let it dry out some more. Those things take forever to die. The whole trunk can be rotted out but there will be one thin strip of bark feeding the upper part of the tree, and it'll still be growing leaves.
  12. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    My guess would be black locust.
  13. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    That almost looks like Pignut bark in the last pic. Jackpot, if you got some of that too..
  14. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    isnt dog wood a flowering tree ? and i thought it was a lighter color wood. this was not that big of a tree and was laying on the gound in the middle of the woods surrounded by oaks , ash and hickorys. the dark spots are just dirty from cracks. now i have to go back to the spot and check it out if i can remember were it was :) .
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going with a hard maple that has long been dead, grown in heavy canopy on well drained soil/rocky soil, but tilts to the west a few degrees.
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  16. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Post a pic of the bark.

    Just to confuse it even more, I would say Red Oak, but I'm not expert, but I do know my oaks well. The grian of that wood looks like classic red oak.
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  17. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Oak, Hickory and White Ash forest here too. Dogwood all over the place out there. Yes, they flower in early Spring. A lot of guys won't mess with 'em since they are small but I get all I can. Output is on par with the Hickories.

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  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Bark tells me that my first guess was wrong.;em
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  19. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Flip it over and post a picture so we can see what the bark looks like....
  20. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Bark is absolutely dogwood. I cut one down earlier this morning ;)



    PS- ^^^^PA woodsman my woodhauler is a 94 bronco:cool:
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  21. scroungerjeff

    scroungerjeff Burning Hunk

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    Dogwood.
  22. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmm...did anybody get this? I must be slipping.:(
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  23. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    no bark on mine to compare . and mine is a pale pink color
  24. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    I'm 99.9% sure it's dogwood
  25. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Bark - dogwood....anybody??? Too subtle? Man - good thing I don't have to make my living this way.:oops:
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