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Wood ID

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Diabel, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Can anybody help identifying this wood. It has very small leaves (bright yellow in the fall). It is very hard & heavy!
    Thanks D

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  2. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Black Cherry
  3. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Seriously,

    The tree reminds me of acacia tree...its leaves & seeds but black cherry!!
    When I was cutting it I could see tinny sparks (few) from the chain (or was it my imagination). Anyways, it is definitely hardwood, it is harder to cut than hard maple or beech maybe at par with ironwood.
  4. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    I found some leaves

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    fespo Feeling the Heat

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    It is Honey Locust.
  6. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I think you're right. I just goggled it & saw few pictures ....but this one does not have thorns.
  7. trailblaze

    trailblaze New Member

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    looks like good burning wood!!
  8. woodburn

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    From the picture of the wood, it looks a lot like black cherry, but the leaves look more like locust. We have lots of Black Locust around here, and its bark is very thick and woody. If the bark of honey locust is the same as black locust, then what you have is probably not locust. Although, those rounds don't look too big, so thats probably branch wood. Maybe not mature enough to develop that thick bark i'm talking about. Check out this site. It's the best one I've found for identifcation. http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/frame.htm
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    The bark pattern looks like locust to me. I wouldn't burn that stuff! Put it out by the curb and we will take care of that nasty wood for you. ;-)

    Seriously that is good stuff!!! I just finished cutting up a bit more then a cord and a half, from the local tree dump. 38-40" across the round. My Husky 350 got a work out! The rounds had to weigh a couple hundred pounds each. I have been told that when it's good and seasoned, it will burn long and very hot, not unlike coal. I don't know how reliable that is. I haven't burned any yet, and I have never burned coal, but this stuff is dense.
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    This was just one branch. Now I now why my saw was choking on few occasions & I kid you not I saw few tinny sparks while cutting around the bark side.

    Thanks guys, with this identity I will split it on Monday & put it away for 2yrs.

    btw this came from my friends property..& he has 4 of these trees about 25" at the trunk! He wants them all out :gulp: He does not like the leaves i.e. raking them in the fall!!
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    Perfect score! Take it all! If you split it now, it will be ready for next season.
  12. Diabel

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    Thanks woodburn,

    This is sitting on my driveway already. I was doing my friend a favor...by trimming the tree. Once I was done, only then he told me that he wants them all out in the spring!
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    Don't have honey locust here and I have never even seen it but the leaves do look like the black locust that grows here.
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    The Black locust trees have bigger leaves then the honey locust trees. If Im not wrong the black locust the thorns.fespo
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