I have access to free logs at the local compost site.
Bought a chain saw and waiting on a chainsaw mill that I ordered.
Not exactly free but close enough. It just opened for Spring clean up. I am planning on harvesting what I can when it is available. I do know Maple ( older trees) Walnut ( I have two walnut trees dumping their stuff on my property which requires clean up), and an old Elm, which are on my property.
Dumped my walnut tree waste at the site and picked up this short log as it was what I could lift onto my truck I brought it home. Got a field guide book “Trees of Minnesota.” Might be OK in the woods but the pictures are small re: the trunk, and bark patterns. Sort of useless without the other parts of the tree.
Description of side view as seen in first two pictures is reddish brown and Blue Grey scales The pattern is irregular and the bark is thin, but not dent able with fingers
From the field book pictures ( poor pictures) It appears that this may be a Maple or a Red Mulberry. Both are found in South Eastern MN according to the guide book ( my location). I don’t have branches or leaves to add to description.
The last picture is the top. Heart wood is almost as light in color as new growth and rings are difficult to distinguish. The Bark covering the log is thin and reddish brown as opposed to the grey usually found in older Maple?
Hope you savvy LJ’s can help this ignorant guy.
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