Wood ID please

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  1. gzecc

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    I am in North Central NJ. A tree guy dropped these off a few months ago. I think I know what they are, but am not sure. Any help?
     

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    Looks like ash to me!
     
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    I am pretty sure its some kind of maple. I was surprised to see streaks inside. The bark is kind of grey/silver. This was split with a chainsaw.
     
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    Bark doesnt look like maple that i have ever cut.If i had to put money down i would stick with white ash
     
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    Tulip,no doubt.
     
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    After reading about white ash, that is where I am now leaning!
     
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    Maple is known for streaking on the inside, but Ash will as well. Ash also splits much more easily, and tends to be less knotty than maple. The ash i've been cutting tends to be straight long logs that split easily, while my maple is stringy when I split it and seems to hold more moisture.
     
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    The maple around here is smooth barked, that looks like my favorite wood...ash. But I'd hate to bet against LEE when it comes to wood identification seeing that he's a well traveled pro wood dealer doing 500 cords a year and I've just been cutting off the back lot.
     
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    From my research regarding tulip, I doubt a tree guy would have gone out of his way to give it to me. It is low grade firewood.
     
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    Not ash.
     
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    Looks a lot like the maple i just split up a few months ago. It split like a dream, straight not stringy at all. When it hit the wedge on the splitter (about 1 inch in) POP all the way through. Then i started splitting some Locust not quite as easy.
     
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    tulip poplar, splits real easy.
     
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    I split some this morning into 3-4" splits and put it in the insert. Feed 5-6 pieces of paper under it. It caught and burned thoroughly. This wood has been sitting in rounds (uncovered)for 6-8 months on a pallet. I only cut it open yesterday.
    It is very light in weight. Obviously burns nicely without seasoning.
    My vote is white ash.
     
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    I'll eat your wood grenade if it ain't TULIP !
     
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    I split more this morning. It does split easy if there is not a knot. It has a sweet smell
     

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    The tree behind your wood cart is an ash cut it down and compare wood grain! hehehehe
     
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    Actually thats a maple. Leaves are still on it.
     
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    ain't ash.

    poplar maybe, or maple of some sort.
     
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    another picture. Remember I put it in the wood insert without drying and it burned fine. What other wood will do that besides ash. It was a cold start up also.
     

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    Basswood
     
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    I'll eat your 4-wheeler,cart ,AND wood grenade if it ain't TULIP!
     
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    dag, you're pretty sure of yourself ain't?

    haha, I got a big ole pile of ash, and what I'm seein here in these pics ain't ash.

    poplar, I'm with you on this one Lee, haha, sheesh, I'll eat whatever's leftover if it ain't, haha, :)
     
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    Gotta agree with Tulip Poplar; neighbor has one right next to our house that supplies me with plenty of free kindling. Very light, quick-burning wood.
     
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    I thought poplar needed drying and was still smokey. It does look like poplar, but it burned so well.
     
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    That is Tulip "poplar" if I have ever seen one. They are everywhere around here. By the way that is most certainly an ash tree behind your cart.
     
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