I know, but I don’t know what kind it is!

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FatttFire

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Feb 14, 2008
195
Snowbelt, Ohio
I am not sure, is this possibly the Iron Oak my late Uncle warned me about?
 

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elmoleaf

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2007
432
Southeastern Massachusetts
Looks like maple leaves to me.
 

Hogwildz

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Looks like Maple leafs to me also.
 

glacialhills

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Jun 5, 2008
222
S.W. Michigan
Its definitly not oak, looks like sugar Maple to me. good hard wood great burning.
 

brooktrout

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Dec 23, 2007
376
Hamden, NY
sugar maple. got alot of it here. cut up a few cords of it this spring, looking forward to burning it this winter ;-)
 

CTBurner

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Aug 4, 2008
227
SE CT
I agree sugar maple, burns nice
 

FatttFire

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Feb 14, 2008
195
Snowbelt, Ohio
Thanks! I feel like an ass, now looking at the leaves. I know I have some Iron oak somewhere out there can't find it!
 

smokinj

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Aug 11, 2008
15,980
Anderson, Indiana
thats sugar maple
 

DiscoInferno

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Adios Pantalones said:
Canadian flag is red maple.
The leaf on the Canadian flag may be the color red, but it's a sugar maple leaf shape.
 

DiscoInferno

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canadian-flag1.jpg
maple_leaf.jpg


Left to right: Canadian flag, sugar maple, red maple.

I go with sugar maple based on the shape and the smooth margins, although one can certainly argue that the margin detail simply isn't shown in the flag. And of course there is a continuum of red and sugar maple leaf shapes. This link
http://www.cbc.ca/newsinreview/may98/maple/canflag.htm
suggests that it's meant to be a generic maple leaf, so I guess the answer is all of the above.
 

Todd

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Nov 19, 2005
9,357
NW Wisconsin
The leaves definitely look like Sugar Maple, but the bark doesn't look like any Sugar Maple I've ever seen around these parts. The stingy bark almost looks like Silver Maple. Maybe they grow them different down in OH? Or could it be Norway Maple?
 
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