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allhandsworking Posted By allhandsworking, Oct 27, 2008 at 1:01 AM

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  1. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking
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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?
     
  2. piscassic

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

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    is it quality wood to burn
     
  4. rathmir

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    if its ironwood you should be pleased
     
  5. allhandsworking

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

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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
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    Sounds like basswood or maybe cucumber.
     
  8. ericjeeper

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    leaves sound like cottonwood to me.. Beats snowballs. but that is about all I know about it.
     
  9. bayshorecs

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  10. derecskey

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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
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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

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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.
     
  13. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh
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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.
     
  14. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno
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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
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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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