Wood ID

spudman99 Posted By spudman99, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:34 PM

  1. spudman99

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    So I try to research old threads to see if this wood was previously identified. Was not successful although I am sure it has, I just didn't find it. I am trying to learn wood types so please don't think I am lazy posting, I am just too new at this.

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    My thought is poplar based on the yellow sapwood. Tree is about 60' high in a suburban location. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. TedyOH

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    The buds, wood and bark looks like Pin Cherry

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  3. TreePointer

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    About 1/8" long = pin/fire cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
    Up to 1/4" long = bird cherry (Prunus avium)

    I"m leaning toward bird cherry.
     
  4. Eureka

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    I was going to simply say an ornamental cherry of some sort but these guys might be able to pinpoint it.
     
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    You may have a better eye than you realize. For the ornamental cherry trees commonly seen in our landscaping, the rootstock/trunk for many of them actually is bird cherry (the pretty flowering top is grafted onto it).
     
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  6. Eureka

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    That’s interesting! I come across some weird stuff in the loads I buy from a tree guy and have gotten some trunks that look a lot like these pictures.
     
  7. PA. Woodsman

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    I agree on the Pin Cherry!
     
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    I have the same kind of cherry in my yard, also about 60 ft tall. Pretty decent firewood but that bark is very good at keeping moisture in. The heartwood will be dry in a year, and whats under the bark will be wet.
     
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  10. weatherguy

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    It does look like pin cherry but could be a sub species, I have tons of pin cherry in my yard, low on btu but seasons quick.
     
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  11. hickoryhoarder

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    Always post your tree ID questions. We like doing ID. And learn a lot. I've never seen that tree cut open before. It looks like a type of cherry. Or possibly a type of magnolia.
     
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    Pin cherry is very light. Like white pine or maybe even a little less dense.
     
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