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wood ID?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by APersonalMatter, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. APersonalMatter

    APersonalMatter Member

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    heeyo folks- a buddy of mine cut down a tree and gave us the wood- he's not sure what it is- and im doing my first year of scrounging for wood, so if its not maple or pine, damned if i know!
    here's some photos! (hopefully!)

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  2. APersonalMatter

    APersonalMatter Member

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    heres a close up of the leaf?

    thanks for the help!

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  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    My guess is purple plum.
  4. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I think it is a cherry, but it doesn't look quite right for Black Cherry, the usual large wild cherry. Instead I think it might be an edible cherry. Cherry is good firewood - medium density and should be seasoned nicely by next fall.
  5. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Now that I see the leaf, I agree it is purple plum, an ornamental tree. Wood will be the same as cherry.
  6. wood spliter

    wood spliter New Member

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    Wood and leaf I'm going with Purple Leaf Plum

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