Wood ID please

Reckless Posted By Reckless, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

  1. Reckless

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    This was a down tree when i bought the property. Some of it is starting to rot some of it was still good to split. Should I countinue or toss it?
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  2. Reckless

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    Oh I should mention it is is extremely light and soft.
     
  3. firefighterjake

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    Depends . . . do you have the space for storage and time to process it.

    Almost looks like a softwood of some sort . . . regardless . . . even regardless of the punk . . . if you have the space and time I would process it for use in the shoulder seasons and allow you to save the good stuff for the dead of winter.
     
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  4. gzecc

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    Two problems. Pictures are too close and we need to see a geographic area for you. Species vary greatly.
     
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  5. BobUrban

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    Cottonwood - best guess from minimal information and photos???
     
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  6. Reckless

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    Im in mid state NY. I can try to get more pics later. thanks
     
  7. Jags

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    Yeah, with that thick of bark and the color of the wood, Cottonwood is a pretty good guess.
     
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  8. ScotO

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    I'm on the cottonwood wagon too. With it being light like you say, and the color and thickness of the bark, that's what I'm thinking......
     
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    I agree with cottonwood. It will burn fine when dry. It will burn hot and rather quickly. Good wood for spring and fall.
     
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  10. Thistle

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    I'll still bring it home over that nasty stinking Ailanthus.;lol Cottonwood might smell a little before it dries,but I dont recall it stinking when it burned.
     
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  11. Reckless

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    Just some follow up, not to bring back an old thread, turns out it was Tulip or poplar. But if I had posted better pics Im sure someone would have figured that out. Thanks!! Oh and BTW it burned great for the shoulder season, hot and fast with no smell!!
     
  12. bogydave

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    Cottonwood my guess too.
     
  13. Woody Stover

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    Pretty sure it's not Yellow (Tulip) Poplar...
     
  14. ScotO

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    I'm still on the cottonwood wagon. That don't look like any poplar 'round these parts....
     
  15. Reckless

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    Well I had a professional come to my property yesterday, I asked him specifically about that stump and the trees around it with the same bark. He told me tulip and no way was it cotton wood. He could be wrong, I guess I will find out soon enough when these things start to flower. Thanks all!!
     
  16. mywaynow

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    Tulip or Cottonwood, same boat. Only take if there is nothing else to put the saw into.
     
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  18. Backwoods Savage

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    I think you meant tulip poplar, which is yellow poplar. That bark just does not look like tulip popple at all. For sure it appears to be soft wood and probably cottonwood but you can still burn it.
     
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