Wood ID Help?

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ReggieT

Member
Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL
Hey Guys,

Nabbed these up from a blowdown close to my neighborhood.
The 1st three pics of the reddish big rounds I thought were Cherry, they smell sweet, but lack the dark red heartwood of cherry.
Don't split quite as easy any cherry I've harvested either!!!!
Here are pics of bark, a slabbed split, and the rds.

The other three pics of the grey wood looks like some type of oak...pin, scarlet, red..???

Cherry Bark.jpg Cherry Split Rd.jpg Cherry Splits and axe.jpg
Pin Oak End Shot.jpg Pin oak side.jpg Pin Oak.jpg

Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Reg
 
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ReggieT

Member
Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL
Last three look like red oak to me, first ones don't look like anything in my northern climes, is pecan an option?
Good eye there. The last 3 pics of the gray-colored wood did prove to be a red oak hybrid of sorts.
The first big reddish-looking rounds maybe some type of red maple...it split crazy hard even using the Fiskars!:p
 

ReggieT

Member
Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL
With my vast inexperience, I would say it
is FIREWOOD But what do I know?
:)
An amazing grasp you have for the obvious.;);lol
 

hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
623
Indiana
Last two photos look like red oak to me.
 
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ReggieT

Member
Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL
Last two photos look like red oak to me.
Yes sir...they are. the unmistakable smell/color/grain gave it away after I split a bunch today. Thanks for taking a look see!
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
588
SW Ohio
I going with
* pear
* red oak
 

ReggieT

Member
Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL
I going with
* pear
* red oak
I like that...it certainly does remind me of some larger Bradford Pear stumps.
Those rascals burn HOT too!:)_g
 

ReggieT

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Aug 13, 2015
92
Birmingham, AL

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,822
NNJ
Funny, I was just in Tennessee and was amazed how I could't identify the trees I was walking past. Regions definitely have their own tree species. Obvious ones I could but most I was stumped!
 

hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
623
Indiana
Funny, I was just in Tennessee and was amazed how I could't identify the trees I was walking past. Regions definitely have their own tree species. Obvious ones I could but most I was stumped!
Eastern Tennessee may have the most tree diversity in North America. Especially the lower slopes of the Smokies.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
955
Eastern Long Island NY
Yes, in my 11 yrs there I have not been able to get to know them all. Amazingly beautiful area!