What did I get?

Mojappa Posted By Mojappa, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:57 AM

  1. Mojappa

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    7BE530C8-FB73-4612-9BDE-2CD4A6C2BE87.jpeg The two on the left are red oak (pretty sure anyways) but not sure about the one on the right. The center is almost a bronze color and the bark was relatively smooth, any ideas what it is?
     

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  2. peakbagger

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    Looks to me like red maple. The dark color usually means the tree top was dead or damaged. I see a lot of that type of wood when cutting trees damaged by an ice storm in my area 20 years ago.
     
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    Split on the left looks more like Cherry or Apple, to me.
     
  4. Mojappa

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    The split on the left had been sitting in the woods fully round for a year or two. I assumed that’s why it looked different than the other stuff. I’ll get a better pic of one of those pieces with the bark when I get home.
     
  5. Mojappa

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    Couple more pics of the stuff on the left
     

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    Also got one chunk of this (so far). It’s only about 34” long and maybe 8-9” was dia. but weights way more than the oak and maple pieces that are larger than it is.

    Only been burning for about a winter total (last half of 2016-17, first half of ‘17-18. and not very successfully I might humbly add) so still much to figure out. At least I found the right place to gather info. Thanks in advance for all the help i’ll get along the way.
     

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  8. Kevin Weis

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    Right is Black Walnut
     
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    Red oak left, black walnut right.
     
  10. BenTN

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    I don't know about smooth bark on walnut, but that last pic looks just like the weed "tree of heaven" we have here.
     
  11. Kevin Weis

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    Don't know about the Altissama (Tree of Heaven) but could be or maybe Red Maple? If TOH then that's garbage to me but I've been surprised by Sycamore, so go figure. Kevin
     
  12. DuaeGuttae

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    I’m not an expert firewood identifier (I read these threads for practice), but I’ve processed tons of red oak, and it sure likes like what you’ve got on the left.

    Your last picture looks large for an Ailanthus (Ailanthus Altissima/Tree of Heaven), but we considered those weeds on the farm, so I got to chop them down with a hatchet when I was small. If it is a fresh Ailanthus, it will stink. I know my mother does burn it, and she says it’s surprisingly good for what it is.
     
  13. Mojappa

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    thanks for the input so far. I seem to live on red oak mountain so that's like 95% of what I end up getting with a little bit of random stuff mixed in here and there. I'll follow up with more pics of that suspected TOH after I get it split, if it's not good for the furnace it'll still burn in the pit or the barrel. lol.
     
  14. trguitar

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    The one on the right from the original photo is definitely red maple. The bark on young red maple is typically smooth. It starts to furrow as it gets bigger.
     

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