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Jan 10, 2017
des moines
I've been trying to ID this kind of wood for a few days now. Saw a fallen tree in a guy's yard, thought it was ash, offer to take it off his hands for free, starting to think its some sort of willow? Thanks for the help


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Bradford pear will be very heavy. It also splits in chunks I have found.
It was very hard to split. My newly sharpened axe just bounced off of it the first few swings. I also had to pound it with an 8 lb sledge several times to get it through.
The wood has a fruity manure type smell as it's drying. Weird I know.
Yep that's Bradford pear!
The bark is pear . Great when seasoned