Need a wood ID

hickoryhoarder

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Apr 5, 2013
480
Indiana
My guess was tulip poplar.

Diabel's guess of basswood also seems possible.
 
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Woodspliter

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Jan 25, 2020
96
Maine
I'm going to split it this weekend, I thought poplar had wide growth rings and is much lighter colored. I'll investigate more tomorrow
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,691
NNJ
I see possibly Norway maple. The snow in the bark is not helping. Split and post again.
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
480
Indiana
Norway maple also seems possible. The wood does seem dark for tulip poplar.
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
438
Rochester
Bark and light weight say basswood. Its fairly white and burns rather quickly.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,715
Marshall NC
The heart wood doesn't look green enough for poplar.
Around here, a month ago the power company sent crews around to cut down every [dead] ash tree that threatened power lines.
We have ash laying on the shoulder of the roads all over the place and people are scrounging it up for firewood.
Did you find this wood under a power line?
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,755
Ottawa, ON
I will change my expert opinion from basswood to poplar.
 

nrford

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2011
1,297
NW lower Mi.
Ash
 
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Diabel

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Jan 11, 2008
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Ottawa, ON
I think @nrford is kidding here! He wants to put a spin on this one.
 
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Diabel

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Jan 11, 2008
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Ottawa, ON
That does look like ash! Is there a pin home in the center?
 

Woodspliter

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Jan 25, 2020
96
Maine
No I don't believe so. I guess I just assumed ash was a heavier. I'm thinking you where right the first time with basswood. The splits are pretty light I can only imagine when they are dry. From a little research looks like it Ash but I've never cut into either. From what I've read is ash dosent much mositure so how does the weight compare with other species while green
 
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