Need a wood ID

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,602
Ottawa, ON
My record at wood id. is plain horrible!!
I see basswood here
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
379
Indiana
My guess was tulip poplar.

Diabel's guess of basswood also seems possible.
 
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Woodspliter

New Member
Jan 25, 2020
37
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
4,615
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
379
Indiana
Norway maple also seems possible. The wood does seem dark for tulip poplar.
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
410
Rochester
Bark and light weight say basswood. Its fairly white and burns rather quickly.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,538
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
2,602
Ottawa, ON
I will change my expert opinion from basswood to poplar.
 

nrford

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2011
1,289
NW lower Mi.
Ash
 
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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,602
Ottawa, ON
I think @nrford is kidding here! He wants to put a spin on this one.
 
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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,602
Ottawa, ON
That does look like ash! Is there a pin home in the center?
 

Woodspliter

New Member
Jan 25, 2020
37
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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