I was told this is ASH. No idea if that's correct. Please help.

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CombatChris

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Mar 27, 2014
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Central NC
All,

After scoring a huge load of maple and willow oak I've got access to 2 newly downed trees which the owner has said is Ash. Central NC area.

I've never collected or burned it before. If it IS ash I wonder if from the pics anyone knows if it's White or Green. Either one I'll be happy. I have no pics or data about leaves, seeds/seed pods, color change, etc. Just the pic of these rounds and some of the split wood.


Thanks, all!
 
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kennyp2339

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Cant see the pics, please post them using the website upload feature
 

CombatChris

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Mar 27, 2014
128
Central NC
Thanks, all! Feels great to now know and be able to ID this. And that I should have it nice and dry before winter 2021-22 starts.
 

JamesGuido

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Jan 5, 2021
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Raymond, Wisconsin
smell it.
if it smells like a baseball bat*, it's ash.


* a good baseball bat, one that doesn't shatter to a billion pieces with used improperly
 
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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,990
Marshall NC
That's right. I remember playing Little League in Atlanta, the bats all said "MADE OF NORTHERN WHITE ASH."

The ash trees here in NC are all dying so saw it up and split it. I have been burning it for two years it is good firewood.
 
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Simonkenton

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Feb 27, 2014
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I just sawed up a truck load of ash in the NC mountains 4 days ago. Got most all of it split now, and in the woodshed.
It is harder to split than the other 2 ash trees I have cut up but still, the maul could handle it.
I have at least one more truck load left on that tree. Got to wait for 3 consecutive dry days to go down and get it as it is on an old logging road on a steep hill side.
I just love to cut up these ash trees. I wish the Emerald Ash Borer had not invaded our continent, but, when God gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Ash is rated at 24 million BTU/ cord so it is some great firewood.

ps When you get that greyish-white bark on that tree that is the tell-tale sign of an ash tree that is dying.
 
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