Quick wood ID pls

Franki21

Member
May 13, 2017
12
New jersey
Burning this in a cabin rental north of Scranton PA this morning,, very heavy for its size , stove wood, tan, dry, dense but small pieces are easy to split, most has no bark but here's one. Thx

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stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
692
Eastern Long Island NY
Cherry?
 

gzecc

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Sep 24, 2008
4,785
NNJ
Need to see the wood not the the bark. End grain too.
 

weatherguy

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Feb 20, 2009
5,781
Central Mass
Black birch, if it was cherry it wouldn't burn as well as you say.
 
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stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
692
Eastern Long Island NY
I agree, not cherry - sapwood layer should be clearer.

Bark with horizontal stripes on the flatter pieces means it's not oak imo.
 

Simonkenton

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Feb 27, 2014
1,891
Marshall NC
Bark looks like cherry.
 

Franki21

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May 13, 2017
12
New jersey
It does look cherry-ish,,which is what threw me, def not cherry though, wasn't very aromatic. You guys are right about the horizontal striations,,I wouldn't have thought birch family since mostly see young paper birch or w.birch which are smooth barked
 

Lakeside

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Feb 6, 2009
579
Mike's World
Like others have stated could be Black Birch ( mature ) . I have burned a lot of it over the years.
 
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mark cline

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Dec 20, 2012
704
Cattaraugus, NY
White oak
 

hickoryhoarder

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Apr 5, 2013
577
Indiana
Heavy to me means something like oak, hickory, or locust.

The bark is making me draw a blank. But I'd guess some type of oak, not chestnut oak, but the wood looks like chestnut oak.
 

weatherguy

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Feb 20, 2009
5,781
Central Mass
Heavy to me means something like oak, hickory, or locust.

The bark is making me draw a blank. But I'd guess some type of oak, not chestnut oak, but the wood looks like chestnut oak.
Black birch is heavy and oak doesn't have that smooth, flaky bark. It's one of my favorite firewoods because its high in BTU's and it not messy in the house. Had two cords one winter.
 
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