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Posted on Wood identification, Please

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 06:34 PM

Gum. Not only gum, But I will narrow it down even further. With the tear drop shaped leaves it is going to be Black Gum. I see you live around DWF. If you will think about when you cut it down, the leaves should have been a very dark red color, or somewhat close to it by this time of year. Black gum is the first tree to change color in the fall in your (our) area of the country. They should have been a fairly thick, waxy (is that a word?) type leaf. Kind of like a magnolia leaf, only alot smaller. Anyway, that is my thought on the matter. One more word on the bark. Sweet gum and black gum have a very peculiar type of bark. The bark on these trees can look like just about anything from any one of the hundreds of oaks, to cherry, to walnut and hickory. I hope this helps. Either way, you should have some great lumber once it dries.

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