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Wood ID Help

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by num1hitter, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. num1hitter

    num1hitter Member

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    I found a scrounge and am not sure the type of wood. I really need to learn to ID wood in the near future. Its not too heavy. There were not branches/leaves/needles around and the owner did not know what kind of tree it was. I split a piece and it split fairly easily but seemed very wet. Is this how pine feels when split? Any help would be great to determine whether or not to pick it up.

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Looks like pine to me.
  3. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    It looks like the famous "Free BTU Wood" it can be hard to find but will usually burn good once properly dried. Some times of the year it is better then others to burn!

    Gary
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks punky too.
    My guess is some kind of evergreen/pine.
  5. num1hitter

    num1hitter Member

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    Thats what I was thinking, thanks a lot for the responses
  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Aspen! And it is way to far gone.
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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Agree with nrford but call it popple. That last picture really gives it away. I would pass on it.
  8. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I agree it looks punky and looks like aspen. punky popple would be near the bottom of my firewood christmas wish list. if it were dry and free and nearby, I might take it anyway.

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