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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by allhandsworking, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry no picture. I just cut and split some wood from a tree that fell during last night storm. I'm in NY it had rough bark gray brown. round leaves about the size of your fist with serrated edges. The wood split easily and was mustard yellow? I thought it might be beech but beech has smaller leaves? I think?

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  2. piscassic

    piscassic New Member

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    my guess: eastern hophornbeam (ironwood).
  3. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking Feeling the Heat

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    is it quality wood to burn
  4. rathmir

    rathmir New Member

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    if its ironwood you should be pleased
  5. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking Feeling the Heat

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    It was a large tree about 2' thick trunk
  6. mhearts

    mhearts New Member

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    Ironwood does not split easy and it is not a mustard yellow. More of a rosey red color inside.
  7. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like basswood or maybe cucumber.
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    ericjeeper New Member

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    leaves sound like cottonwood to me.. Beats snowballs. but that is about all I know about it.
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    You could post a picture here, with bark, wood grain, a story about the tree, fruit/seeds, and leaves, and get 15 different answers as to what it is. Trying to do the same without a picture? Priceless.
  11. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Minister of Fire

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    Cottonwood or quaking aspen would be my guess - either way a true poplar.

    And like others said - need a pic. Define rough? Define gray / brown?
  12. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    So far, I guess all we can say for certain is that:

    1. Yes, it is a tree of some sort.
    2. Yes, it will burn.

    All the other details are still up in the air.

    Reminds me of a traffic case I had to sit on the jury for. One of the main arguments of the case was the color of the car. Cop said blue. Guy said gray. When asked on the stand what is the most common difference of opinion of the details on a ticket the cop said the color of the car. Throw a dark night in the equation, all bets are off.
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    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Where are you in the Seacoast? I live off Piscassic Rd in Newfields. Not much ironwood around here. Sounds like poplar to me too.
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    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    Mustard yellow to me means mulberry. But I wouldn't call the leaves round, or fist-sized.
  15. piscassic

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    i'm in newmarket, off grant rd., on the piscassic. got quite a bit of E. hophornbeam out back in the understory, though none very big (9 inches max). lots of crooked and leaning suckers to thin out. splits easier than i would have guessed based on how dense it is.
  16. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking Feeling the Heat

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    Doesnt poplar have a greenish gray bark
  17. Jeb1heat

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    Locust has that interior coloring.
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