Wood ID please

gzecc Posted By gzecc, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

  1. gzecc

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    In my Sandy scrounging haste I assumed this was something. After splitting it and stacking it I have my doubts. What do you say? Only top row.
     

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  2. Ralphie Boy

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    Kinda looks like ash. But something about the deep furrowing of the bark looks off. I need a better photo.
     
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  3. weatherguy

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    It is something, looks like maybe cottonwood
     
  4. gzecc

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    Ash it is then. I thought maybe a hickory that I was unfamiliar with. I thought it was ash at first. The bark is very furrowed. I'm currently working with Black Locust, Norway maple and the afformentioned Ash. It must have been a very old ash tree. They seem to look like that when they are very old. Thx.
     
  5. ScotO

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    Some ash has a darker heartwood. I've cut some really big ash trees down in my area that had that same bark and heartwood that you have in thoses pics....
     
  6. Locust Post

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    Agree...ash
     
  7. jdp1152

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    Not sure how true this is everywhere, but on my property, the younger ash have pretty standard bark....even somewhat smooth on the really young ones, but the older ones seem to have some deeper furrowing and it's almost always on one side with heavy lichen growth. Not sure if that means a dang thing, but I've certainly questioned myself a few times despite the very obvious opposite branching.
     
  8. bogydave

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    Ash or poplar.
    Hard to tell from the pic.
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    How did that stuff split gzecc? Really easy splitting? Hard splitting?
     
  10. gzecc

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    Used a splitter, really couldn't tell.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes, you can tell. Is it stringy or is it solid?
     
  12. MarylandGuy

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    If it split with very little effort from the splitter, the splits are smooth and the splits are especially light, I would say it's poplar. That's what the bark looks like to me.​

    It could be water logged and feel heavy. Bring a split inside by the stove and a day or two later if it's light as a feather, it's poplar.​

    I burn poplar all the time. It will burn fast and hot. Similar to burning 2X4's. Not a good wood to burn overnight and expect coals in the morning. ​
     
  13. gzecc

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    I know poplar. Definetely not.
     
  14. DirtDog

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    Bark looks like popular . But i have seen a few giant gums with bark like that . If it was stringy to split maybe a gum .
     
  15. gzecc

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    Solid
     
  16. HDRock

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    Looks like ash
     

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