Another wood ID question

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Rob_Red

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2021
255
Southern New England
Anyone know what kind of wood this is? Is feel pretty lightweight. I’m in New England

I’ve got a bunch I need to take down and I’m wondering if it’s wood stove material

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,272
Eastern Long Island NY
Hackberry?
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
597
SW Ohio
Not sure about the leaves, but cut stump looks like sassafras (orange bark) and lightweight wood is consistent.
If sassafras, bruised twigs, leaves and bark will have a strong distinctive spicy aroma. Give it a sniff.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,272
Eastern Long Island NY
The leaves are too shiny for sassafras, and too regular in shape (sassafras often has three points, but not always - but then the shape is not so regular).
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
597
SW Ohio
Are you sure that leaf goes with the stump/ wood ?
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,829
NNJ
Wild Bradford pear tree?
 

hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
637
Indiana
I'm thinking sassafras, even though none of the leaves look like a mitten.

My hunch is if you tear one of those leaves you'll get some sassafras leaf scent.
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
597
SW Ohio
Check for root beer scent in leaves, twig & bark.
 

hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
637
Indiana
Went out today and did the leaf test, no sassafras smell. I was also thinking it was sassafras but now I don’t know
The test isn't foolproof. The farther you get into summer/fall, the less water and scent is in tree leaves.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,972
Marshall NC
Not sassafrass. Sassafrass has a 3 pronged leaf.