Another tree I.D. with photos.

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redmanlcs

Burning Hunk
Nov 20, 2017
165
West Virginia
Location: Southern West Virginia, USA. You guys did great with the Norway Maple ID. I have another. My firewood cutting buddy caught me with my saw headed to the woods on my ATV, and he asked me where I was going, I told him that I'm still cutting on the Maple just under the top of the hill. He said oh yea. I been cutting on that one myself. He said he was the one that cut the popular out of the road. I have passed this tree up many times as myself thought it was popular as well. Today I stopped and looked at it some more as there are a few big rounds left for the taking. This tree has bark very similar to popular, it has fooled two people I know of, not counting the firewood collectors that travel this road. Here is clues:

This tree is nowhere near straight. Its big at the bottom, branches out into 2 main trunks about 6ft. up, then it gets all crooked with a lot of limbs. Puts me in the mind of boxelder somewhat but its not growing where boxelders like to grow nor is the bark boxelder, just the way the tree grew all crooked. Popular trees grow pretty much straight and tall correct? Not this tree. Splitting the rounds it took more effort than popular usually takes me with the grain kinda sticking together like hickory does. The rounds pop, but usually there will be a knot or something that makes it very difficult to separate unlike the maple.
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redmanlcs

Burning Hunk
Nov 20, 2017
165
West Virginia
is this maple too?... its leaving more coals than popular...... or is this indeed popular and all the stuff mentioned earlier is just because its wet?....
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,857
NNJ
Pics are useless. We need clear pictures taken in daylight.
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri
Looks like hickory to me.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,005
Marshall NC
Hard to split. Sounds and looks like hickory.
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri
The horizontal scars on the bark look like sapsuckers have been feeding on it. Sapsuckers will feed on the same places for years and the scars will extend into the wood. The wood coloring on the end cut, looks like hickory. Here's some I have.
 

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redmanlcs

Burning Hunk
Nov 20, 2017
165
West Virginia
def splits like hickory, but I thought hickory was a darker color. This wood smells like spice.. very very faint.. not a strong smell... I thought hickory smelled like horse poo.. or smelled like a barn..... but when i google hickory,,, i see identical looking bark and tree structure except for the shagbark.. lol.. but ya.. i can chalk this up to hickory.. thanks!
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri
def splits like hickory, but I thought hickory was a darker color. This wood smells like spice.. very very faint.. not a strong smell... I thought hickory smelled like horse poo.. or smelled like a barn..... but when i google hickory,,, i see identical looking bark and tree structure except for the shagbark.. lol.. but ya.. i can chalk this up to hickory.. thanks!
The bark looks different to me too, I wonder if it's Pignut hickory.
 

hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
674
Indiana
I'm also guessing pignut hickory.
 
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