wood ID?

Missouri Frontier Posted By Missouri Frontier, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM

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  1. Missouri Frontier

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    redoak.jpg redoak2.jpg red oak family. i think its a shingle oak. 4 inch long straight leaves. no scalloped edge.
     
  2. Woody Stover

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    Edit, didn't see the text. Shiny, oval leaves? Small acorns? Just based on your leaf description, yeah probably Shingle.
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    Much like our pin oak. No matter, it is oak and it is great firewood.
     
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    Yeah shiny long oval drak green. Small acorns. For purposes of btu calculation would you call it equal to northern red oak?
     
  5. Woody Stover

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    Yep, all pretty similar....Red, Black, Pin, Shingle.
     
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    Thanks woody and Dennis. Between shingle oak and shagbark hickory that covers about 75% of the timber on my wood lot. I'm going to need help identifying the rest. I'm glad you guys are around.
     
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    Nice looking wood and nice scenery.
     
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    Thanks Mitch. That bass pond was a huge selling point for me buying this place. Along with all the hardwood timber! The family is willingly living in a small, old, crappy 2 bedroom trailer while we build the house. Bless them, they gave up the 4 bedroom 3 bath suburban comfort to help me follow my dream. Fingers crossed it will be done by November. It's a pretty hard go right now but, I think it will be worth it to live in the forest with a bass pond. A family that, understand it or not, let's you do it is a blessing.
     
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    Nice woods to be "stuck with." :cool: It appears that Shingle Oak was dead? Have you got any other types of Hickory....Pignut, maybe? You've probably got Red Mulberry and White Ash, too.

    I suggest getting the book; It helped me a lot. Disclaimer: This is the only book I've used but I'm sure there are other good ones as well...
    http://www.amazon.com/National-Audubon-Society-Field-American/dp/0394507606

    A lot of people would be surprised at how rough they could live and still get by OK. ;) And once they start to experience the simple pleasures of country living, like not having to go in the house to pee, they'll forget all about the suburbs. ;lol
     
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    Thanks for the book suggestion woody. I'll pick that up. There are a few smooth bark hickories and scalloped leaved oaks I havent identified. The rest are hedge and honey locust sycamore and cottonwood. I have tried looking for ash and haven't found them. Not saying they aren't here. I wouldn't know a mulberry if I saw it. Yes that shingle oak was almost dead. It was termite infested at the base.
     
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