Wood ID

jeffesonm Posted By jeffesonm, Oct 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM

  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm
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    May 29, 2012
    856
    375
    Loc:
    central NJ
    This was a small tree that I dragged out from behind the neighbor's house... probably only 12" diameter at the base. Very, very light... like balsa wood light. Assume it must have been standing dead for a while? Any ideas?

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  2. nrford

    nrford
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    Feb 26, 2011
    1,120
    542
    Loc:
    NW lower Mi.
    tulip? need closer look at bark. And your location might help a bit.
     
  3. olsonbri

    olsonbri
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    Jan 24, 2011
    73
    3
    Loc:
    Stillwater, OK
    Maybe a maple?
     
  4. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    Poplar.
    Good wood for shoulder season.
    A nice score , close to home & seasons fast.
    Being dead a while, as light weight as you say, it may be dry enough to burn in a few weeks ;)
     
  5. gzecc

    gzecc
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    Sep 24, 2008
    4,412
    857
    Loc:
    NNJ
    2nd poplar, don't work too hard for that.
     
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover
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    Dec 25, 2010
    7,376
    2,105
    Loc:
    Southern IN
    Yeah, I also think it might be Pooplar. That one split looks like it has a slight greenish cast in the center...
     
  7. onetracker

    onetracker
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    Aug 11, 2011
    606
    241
    Loc:
    rondout valley ny
    tulip.
    which i always called poplar or tulip poplar, but apparently its not a poplar at all.
    any of you arborists out there validate that ?
     
  8. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone
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    Jul 12, 2006
    5,444
    536
    Loc:
    Schenectady, NY
  9. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY
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    Sep 20, 2012
    532
    291
    Loc:
    Western Mountains ,NC
    Thats definately 100% poplar. ;)
     
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck
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    Feb 26, 2009
    4,707
    810
    Loc:
    Central PA
    you have it right. Tulip is not related to poplars/aspens/cottonwoods. Tulip is Liriodendron tulipifera (Really, that isn't some fake latin I just made up) and poplars are in the genus populus. Tulip does sort of grow like a poplar, growing straight and tall in many situations.
     
  11. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone
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    Jul 12, 2006
    5,444
    536
    Loc:
    Schenectady, NY
    The leaves are VERY different also.
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Right on. Those leaves are very different and sort of neat too. I recall the first time I ever saw one of those and wondering what it was. Sort of neat. I also have read how it has been used for lumber a lot.
     

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