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Forum topic by CinciNick posted 09-26-2016 04:05 PM 235 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CinciNick

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09-26-2016 04:05 PM

I need some help with this as I am stumped (no pun intended) i live in SE Indiana and had this limb fall last winter, and the rest of the tree needs to come down and i was curious if the wood is worth cutting up for lumber or is it better off firewood. I tried google image and got nothing. The bottom pic shows the limb that fell, the top pic shows the wood color after it was cut up. It did have a sweet smell to it when we were cutting up.

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio


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#1 posted 09-27-2016 02:19 AM

Looks like cherry. If it were mine, I would probably not saw it on my sawmill as the trunk part has black rot that most likely extends up the stem. The lumber will be poor quality. I would cut it into firewood. Crappy logs make crappy lumber, usually.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#2 posted 09-27-2016 03:03 AM

Black cherry, I just cut one down that looked identical. the cherrys i have fell have all just had damage about 5 feet up. cut it up and seal the ends if you find some good wood. If it had or has termites just burn it all soon

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 04:32 PM

I heard black cherry on another site as well, I will go with that haha. I didn’t notice any rotten spots in the stuff we cut up already, however when I split it, it would split on the ring lines, making weird semi-circle chunks of wood. Thanks

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio

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