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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 06-07-2012 at 07:13 AM 3180 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still wondering what it is. Any suggestions? I for got to say that this is a bush with profuse white flowers. Very fragrant with a sweet smell. VERY thorny.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability



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#1 posted 06-07-2012 at 07:27 AM

cool looking wood. I have a chunk of a dead apple trunk that looks similar.

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 at 07:37 AM

What ever it is, sure is purrrrdee!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 at 08:57 AM

Deadwood?? :-)

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 at 09:28 AM

Monte, Have you got a picture of a leaf? Might help identification.
Jim

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 at 09:52 AM

Could it be Russion Olive (Oleander)?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 at 10:00 AM

In my neck of the woods, profuse white flowers with a sweet fragrance and very thorny would mean Locust. The wood doesn’t look much like our locust but it looks like the cut may have been in a decayed area.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 at 10:09 AM

My understanding of locust is that it’s hard and dense. This is very soft and porous. This was a live bush when cut. Just the way it grows.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 at 10:12 AM

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 at 12:52 PM

OK I’m out. If it’s soft, it is definitely not Locust.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 at 02:50 PM

Monte, it does look surprising like redbud but we know it isnt. the color and grain is almost exactly like redbud. That’s all I got.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 06-07-2012 at 02:55 PM

Time to call in FBI, or maybe the forestry service, lol. I still think it is Russian Olive after comparing your box project with the color tones and strong grain. There is a turned piece in the R.O. with a white pith just like your blog picture. It is not really Olive tree, just has that name. Here is the link. If you scroll almost to the bottom you will see a hollow form with a white pith, which I haven’t seen in other woods. It could be called Oleander too.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/russian%20olive.htm

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 at 06:29 PM

My guess would be crabapple.

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 at 06:47 PM

It’s not locust or crabapple as I have cut both of those. I vote to call it South Dakota Balsa until the forestry service smartens us up. Monte also says this is a ‘bush’ and doesn’t get too big if that helps anyone.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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