Wood ID

Dec 2, 2018
34
Maine
Just got a haul local, 2 streets over. Estimating about a 1/3 to 1/2 cord of wood plus more hopefully cut up soon. What kind of wood do you think this is? Maple? (Just the rounds on the ground). They were nice enough to get everything cut up to stove size just needs to be split and stacked. I can get better pictures during daylight later. Thanks!
 

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weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,758
Central Mass
Looks like a maple to me too, nice score.
 

rwhite

Minister of Fire
Nov 8, 2011
1,628
North Central Idaho
Looks like a silver maple to me. I recall cutting one down in my yard a few years ago. Dang limbs drained water/syrup for 20 minutes. Once it dried it burned HOT. I'd have to mix it with other wood to prevent overfiring.
 

lost in the woods

Burning Hunk
Feb 8, 2016
151
Central PA
now everyone just wait a minute. . . could it be basswood (tilia Americana) the reason I say this is #1 the bark #2 look how oblong the rounds are,...……………………………...
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
487
Indiana
now everyone just wait a minute. . . could it be basswood (tilia Americana) the reason I say this is #1 the bark #2 look how oblong the rounds are,...……………………………...
As far as the bark goes, it looks more like basswood than any maples. I've never cut basswood, so don't know what rounds look like inside.
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
441
Rochester
As far as the bark goes, it looks more like basswood than any maples. I've never cut basswood, so don't know what rounds look like inside.
I tend to agree basswood. One way to tell is it is lighter than maple.
 
Dec 2, 2018
34
Maine
The rounds seemed very heavy, They seemed stringy on some and split clean on others when pushing in through the hydro splitter if that helps. Tree was cut last week so it shouldn't have as much water in the rounds.
 

mark cline

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2012
655
Cattaraugus, NY
Basswood is stringy to split, I have never come across any stringy maple
 

PA. Woodsman

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2007
2,089
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
From my experience Basswood has a very white grain inside, very clean looking, and when it dries it will be light.