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#1 posted 10-19-2011 09:10 AM

With the end grain, color, face grain, and STINK, I vote for Ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima) otherwise known as tree of heaven. It originated in China and was introduced here in the early 18th century. Grows like a weed but is not very popular. It is similar to ash, works well, but is unstable and reallky stinks. This came from www.woodfinder.com/woods/ailanthus/php. I had some a neighbor gave me from a blow-down. Started cutting it up to dry it, and had to quit. Hauled it and all the sawdust I could rake up to an old rock quarry nearby and burned it. Even so, the back yard smelled for a week.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.


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