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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Lakeside, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Here in Connecticut the tree company's are removing a lot of trees and limbs along power-lines. This could be a great opportunity of us wood scroungers . I am trying my best not to get to distracted while driving. Here are some pictures of today's find.
    What do you think it is ?
    Is it worth my time to go back tomorrow and pickup a few truck loads ?It's only a few miles from home and access is good.

    end_closeup.JPG End_corner.JPG Bark1.JPG bark2.JPG Split.JPG
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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Black walnut. Average burning wood. Better for wood turners and carvers.
  3. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Not Walnut for sure. I would say Elm.
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  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    What type of Elm has that rough bark?
  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    The bark made me want to say black locust but the inside isn't the right color unless your camera is out of whack. That is not black walnut bark. In the end it doesn't matter cause it's close and free. In a couple of years it will burn fine; either slow and to hot, medium and warm or fast and hot. The first time you burn a split you'll know how and when to burn it.;)
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  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Around here we call it Rock Elm
  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    OK, I've heard of that. The natural range appears to be mostly north of me, but they are showing some in TN and a little in KY. I'll keep my eyes peeled. Supposed to be high-output stuff...
  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I'm saying it's elm......Walnut has darker, shaggier bark and darker heartwood.....with less pronounced rings.
  9. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    I have to agree with the ford guy for once, haha...just joking. I see Elm bark beetle exit holes on the one small bark pic. And the reddish color says Siberian Elm or Slippery Elm or a hybrid cross.
    Go back and get the wood!! for Gods sake !!! Hurry
    Jokes aside all three walnut, red elm or Siberian, they are all the most beautiful ever!!
    Burning? I guess if you have to.
  10. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Thank you all for the reply's . The bark was what caught my eye when I was driving by, when I see some V's in the bark my first thought is Black Locust but as we all know no Locust here. So it looks like today's wood will be from another location where I know there is some locust just not as easy to get to. With all this wood around, I am lucky to have options like this.

    After reviewing the samples and pictures on the net , I think this is most likely Red Elm.

    All the Best !

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