Is this elm?

dquest

Member
Dec 13, 2018
74
Ont,Can
Think this is Elm but thought I'd ask the experts. Thanks.

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Leiper

New Member
Feb 5, 2020
28
S-KY
I can’t see very well with an I pad,trying to zoom ...but American elm is harder to split than red and like the pic. I sent elm has wavy grain.
 

Leiper

New Member
Feb 5, 2020
28
S-KY
Looks like ash but I can’t see close enough. Someone else will come along,maybe they can see what I can’t.
 

dquest

Member
Dec 13, 2018
74
Ont,Can
I originally thought ash as well but the branches aren't opposite and the buds look different.
 

mark cline

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2012
652
Cattaraugus, NY
Try splitting it by hand, if you are cussing your brains out in 5 minutes , it’s probably elm
 
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Leiper

New Member
Feb 5, 2020
28
S-KY
Study the grains and bark a little closer. Look under the tree for the old leaf pile. You’ll get it. Good luck
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,160
Southern IN
Given your location I would doubt elm. Hard maple/sugar??
Lots of them in Ontario.
I see American Elm ranging up into Ontario a ways, depends how far north you are.
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,160
Southern IN
I thought they were non existent here, I stand corrected.
Too bad about Dutch Elm Disease..we would have some nice, big trees we could get otherwise.. :(
 

dquest

Member
Dec 13, 2018
74
Ont,Can
Try splitting it by hand, if you are cussing your brains out in 5 minutes , it’s probably elm
I'll give that a try. There is old stuff with no bark ( prob 5 yrs old ) that laughs at the 6 lb maul I strike it with. After 5-6 attempts I use the sledge to dislodge the maul and wonder why its so warm at -10 C
 
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