So we are having this big bonfire tomorrow like we do every year on my grandparent’s property, and my buddy and I started rounding up all our firewood and burn brush that’s been gathered up over the year there. Sometime this year a HUGE cottonwood got struck by lightning and split in two as it fell. The tree was probably 4’ in diameter. Anyways, we started cutting up chunks of the outer branches and some of the small trees it dragged down with it when it fell.
This is one of them:
And here’s the other section:
I was just curious to what the red in the grain was? At first I thought it was cherry, but I’m no expert at identifying trees unless there’s leaves involved, but all the leaves in the woods had already fallen. Wasn’t sure if it was the species that made it red, if it was sapwood, or whatever. Just curious is all, thought it was a neat cross cut.
-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana