Minister of Fire
- Dec 25, 2010
Kinda looks like Red, but hard to tell. Hard (Sugar) may have a more scaly bark that Red. But I think Silver can also be pretty scaly.I believed it to be silver but not sure. Not the greatest at identifying!
I noticed that some of the Sugar here may have a few leaves left on 'em. They are pretty shriveled, of course, but you can still tell they are Sugar leaves...classic "Canadian flag" shape to them. Silver and Red also have distinct leaf shapes, but now isn't the time for leaf ID, obviously.
I usually start at the top end--Splitting the smaller stuff first, I don't get discouraged as soon because the splitting is easier, and the moisture meter readings are usually lower. 😏I figured it is red oak so imma do some manual splitting this only 3 rounds in and im ready to pull the splitter out the garage. We will see the progress by the end of the week plus this my front yard so gotta clean up before the boss starts to complain
Agreed, from here it looks like it could be a Red Oak type...maybe Black, with less of the shiny flats on the bark further up? Get a good end-grain pic, and maybe we can see the "rays" that would confirm Oak..