I had the opportunity to pick up some wood from someone I know & was told it was an oak that went down. When I got there, the branches had been cut up into 24” to 36”pieces. I took what I could load in my car…gees but the stuff is heavy when fresh cut! The trunk was already spoken for so I got some of the 10” to 12” diameter chunks. I took them because the end grain was stained & looked interesting to maybe make some bowls with. When I got them bandsawed in half, this is what I found. It is oak. The climate & soil drainage says it should be red oak. The trunk was about 36” at the ground, (no unfortunately, I couldn’t get that, but was told it was punky & hollow & not usable for boards) and total length of the trunk looked to be about 25-30’ with branching starting about 10’ yo 15’ up. (this was an urban tree from a yard, by the way) A lot of the older branches were trimmed off many years ago. I suspect that whatever got in to stain the tree may have come in through those scars. Has anyone seen this before? The wood is solid in all the pieces that I have.
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