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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Nutmeg Warrior, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Nutmeg Warrior

    Nutmeg Warrior New Member

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    Anyone know what this might be? It's heavy and tough to split.

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  2. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Best guess - some type of maple. Someone will be along soon to identify the exact species but I am pretty sure the maple family will be part of that
  3. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    bark looks like sugar maple, but seems unusually dark on inside.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Maple. Probably sugar maple.
  5. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Feeling the Heat

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    i agree with the maple comments, but ill bet its a lighter species like silver or norway. i split alot of it.
  6. Nutmeg Warrior

    Nutmeg Warrior New Member

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    Thanks all. Consensus is maple. I'm thinking sugar maple because it is so heavy and dense.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sugar Maple.
  8. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    That smooth bark on that top picture looks more like silver maple. But agreed it is maple none the less.
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  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I ain't never seen a silver with the interior color of the OP's pic. (and I have cut many)
  10. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I took that bottom split to be weathered but if it is fresh you might be on to something there Jags. No arguments from this old boy. Just commenting on the smooth bark because sugar maple in these parts has a rougher bark.
  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Well...it's not like I ain't never been wrong.;lol
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  12. Nutmeg Warrior

    Nutmeg Warrior New Member

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    That bottom piece was split in the fall.
  13. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    You and me both brother, you and me both.
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  14. ScotO

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    Not any sugar maple like we have around here (you guys know me, against the grain). I know my sugar maples and that bark isn't right for sugar maple.
    I'm thinking either silver or possibly red maple......
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  15. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Those rounds look like they are from the less mature upper part of a biger maple such as red or Norway. It would be good to see the trunk unless its just a young tree.
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    Soft maple not Hard

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