Hey guys, Can you help me ID this wood. It was given to me by a friend that lives in a little neighborhood. They gave me a whole silver maple tree, and then they trimmed some branches off a couple trees that border their yard. some of the branches i could tell came off of walnut - that was easy. but a couple of the branches were from this tree, whatever it is. next time i see them, i'll ask if they happen to know what the tree is (although i seriously doubt it). Also, i'll try to go over some time after the tree has leafed out, as leaf id is usually much easier than bark/wood. so here it is, its the yellowest wood i've ever seen. i've tried looking it up and the only think i could come up with is yellowwood but that has smooth bark, so its not that. locust can be yellowish, but this is WAY more yellow and its definitely NOT locust ( i have tons of that ). my other thought was osage orange, but this again is yellower and the bark isnt right - osage has tighter bark that forms distinct ridges. this bark is flaky, kind of like white oak, but a little different. tell me what you think. the tree is located in Bridgewater, VA which is in the shenandoah valley, in the northern and western part of the state - but I know the native trees and this as far as i can tell isnt a native tree. THanks!