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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeffesonm, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    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 Minister of Fire

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    tulip? need closer look at bark. And your location might help a bit.
  3. olsonbri

    olsonbri New Member

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    Maybe a maple?
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    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 Minister of Fire

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    2nd poplar, don't work too hard for that.
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    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 Minister of Fire

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    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 Minister of Fire

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    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Thats definately 100% poplar. ;)
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    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 Minister of Fire

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    The leaves are VERY different also.
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    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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