Wood ID

spudman99

Member
Jan 26, 2018
203
Yardley, PA
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.
 

TreePointer

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2010
3,086
PA
Length of buds:

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

I"m leaning toward bird cherry.
 

TreePointer

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2010
3,086
PA
I was going to simply say an ornamental cherry of some sort but these guys might be able to pinpoint it.
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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Eureka

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Feb 4, 2018
246
NW Wisconsin
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.
 

Woody5506

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2017
717
Rochester NY
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.
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,428
Central Mass
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.
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
317
Indiana
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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Knots

Minister of Fire
Mar 13, 2013
1,173
Alfred, Maine
Pin cherry is very light. Like white pine or maybe even a little less dense.