And a very positive I.D. as well!
Daren Nelson, from Central Illinois…................................. Come on Down! You are the winner of the “Name That Wood Species” Contest.
And the crowd goes wild!
Daren was the VERY first person in with a guess:
“The smell throws me off…Looking at it I would say almost 100% positive mulberry…but is has a sweet smell (to me anyway)”
I went back today with my trailer in tow and grabbed six more decent sections (there are plenty more there, BTW) and located the stump. Growing out from it was a bunch of new shoots so I snapped one off and took with with me.
It is absolutely, positively MULBERRY! This is one of the largest mulberry trees I have ever seen as the stump must be four feet in diameter!
Take a look at these pics:
Pics from a Botany Website of the “Red Mulberry Tree”
Here’s what the leaves from THIS tree looks like:
Thanks everyone for helping me I.D. this tree! Now I know how to label my future boxes, scrollwork, etc….. :-)
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com