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Wood ID

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by iskiatomic, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    I need a little help on this one. Could not find any leaves to help on the ID.

    Very thick bark.

    KC

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  2. Buckeye 2012

    Buckeye 2012 New Member

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    Appears to be Black Walnut to me.
  3. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    I would guess sassafras. The smell should be very obvious if it is. Leaves on the saplings around it look like it also.
    ScotO and PA. Woodsman like this.
  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Bark looks like Bur Oak quite a bit,also Black Walnut.But the wood isnt dark enough for either.
  5. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    You got it, its Sassy-gonna have a unique somewhat bittersweet aroma to it and be light as a feather when dry.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    that red bark looks like sassafras to me, too. Should have a wonderful, almost "lemony" scent to it. Great shoulder season wood when it dries out.
  7. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    sassafrass
  8. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    +1 on the sassafrass
  9. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    The orange bark sez Sassy. Will sound like you're making popcorn in the stove. ;lol
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    My kids claim Sassafras smells like Fruit Loops. It kinda does in my opinion.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Where did you find one of those that is so straight?! Most of them grow very crooked.

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