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Blog entry by PeteCollin posted 06-03-2015 04:09 PM 1181 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

I made a video for my forestry website. I sometimes get questions about how to tell one tree from another, so I went over how to ID several important species of hardwoods.

Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E-mgku40-0



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 06-03-2015 06:11 PM

Very informative, much appreciated, thanks for providing this video.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-03-2015 06:56 PM

Thank you for letting me come along your walk in the woods. Lovely, informative video.
It surprized me that you said that bech is used for firewood and not valuable. Here in Europe it is considered some of the finest local timber and prizes are high. Just today vistied a sawmill that export a lot of bech to China for production of furniture to be sold in Canada and USA. A small world.. Are you talking about the same species (Fagus sylvatica)?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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PeteCollin

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#3 posted 06-03-2015 07:13 PM

European beech is different. American is fagus grandifolia. I think one of the reasons that beech is not valuable is because it has a tendency to be hollow when it reached a big sawlog size. That would keep you from getting good high quality lumber from it. When sawn at all, it generally goes to pallet wood.

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#4 posted 06-19-2015 11:50 AM

Thanks for taking the time to make this video. Very informative. I “favorited” it for future reference.

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 12:44 PM

Thank you for the video I learned a lot.

When you were in front of the camera the volume dropped to almost zero. I had my computer’s volume at 100% and still could not hear what you were saying. Might I suggest that you use an external microphone?

Again thanks for the video.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 06-19-2015 01:00 PM

Pallets from Beech- imagine that… Hope that you find time to take us on other trips to the wood in the future

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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