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Wood ID please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Shipper50, Jan 25, 2009.

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  1. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Dutch Elm is a disease that wiped out nearly all of the American Elm trees in North America. It's caused by the Elm Bark Beetle.
    There is no such thing as a Dutch Elm tree.
    The only Elm we have around here is Slippery Elm although some people refer to it as Piss Elm. I don't see very many Slippery Elms, but I do see a lot of Hackberry trees which look a lot like Flms and are actually related. Hackberry is good firewood, but you know what? It has those stringy things on it and is difficult to split, just like Elm.
    I'm not always right about identifying someone elses wood, but I definitely know what wood I have.
    And yes, it is Tulip Tree. Some people call it Poplar, but it's actually in the Magnolia family.
    You obviously know your trees. Wanna try again?

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  2. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    Be careful what you wish for, since I have moved down here from the Gary area I have found the people down here don't know how to drive on snow. And since there are many more hills that makes it that much worse. :ahhh:

    Shipper
  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Yes, I do know my trees and what you have in your photo is mostly ELM. You also have some Black Locust nearer to the bottom. There might be a piece of Tulip(Poplar)hidden in there some where.Sorry Shipper to get off topic, I'm done now.
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