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09-27-2016 02:52 AM

This tree blew down in my brother’s yard and I’m trying to decide if it’s worth milling. Someone first thought it was walnut but I’m not so sure. Maybe locust? I’ve attached pics of the log, the tree it broke from, and similar trees around it. These aren’t the best pictures but I’d appreciate any advice. And if it is locust, is it worth milling?

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking


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#1 posted 09-30-2016 05:18 PM

Tulip tree. A cousin of the poplar tree.

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 06:45 PM

Tulip tree. A cousin of the poplar tree.

- pontic

Call Roy Underhill. He uses Tulip Poplar for everything!!

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 07:10 PM

Some in the pictures, have locust leaves.
You didn’t mention big nasty thongs, ergo Black Locust. (Robinia Pseudoacacia).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgEOK-Ipkug

Black Locust was not native to our continent. Has migrated from Southern coast to places in North Dakota.

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 07:19 PM

check out this post
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/181930

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 07:44 PM

Don’t see any big thorns like in the youtube link. I’ll have to go back over and take a closer look at the leaves. Never considered that it might be a tulip tree. Not sure the leaves are the same as in tulip pics I see online. Maybe I’ll cut some up just for the heck of it.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#6 posted 09-30-2016 07:52 PM

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#7 posted 09-30-2016 08:06 PM

The leaves in the second and third picture are completely different so I’m assuming the third picture contains the leaves of the tree in question? If so, it’s likely walnut. Pecan has compound leaves as well. Ash and hickory also, but they usually have fewer leaflets.

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#8 posted 09-30-2016 10:10 PM

The second picture seems to show some new growth from where the tree broke off. The third picture is another tree nearby. They all appeared to have similar leaves.

Thanks Rick for the link. I’ll look into it some more.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#9 posted 09-30-2016 10:26 PM

I am too late to be the Walnut guy?

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#10 posted 10-01-2016 12:51 AM

It would be great if it would be walnut! Not so sure though.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#11 posted 10-01-2016 08:37 PM



You didn t mention big nasty thongs,- ksSlim

You mean like this?:

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#12 posted 10-01-2016 08:48 PM

Jerry, that’s not wrong is so many ways. It’s also some serious visual pollution. Kinda reminds me of an old girlfriend….

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#13 posted 10-01-2016 10:34 PM

The best way to get the best help is to post a “good” picture of a leaf, the bark and some wood. The pictures are really difficult to see anything clearly.

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#14 posted 10-01-2016 11:33 PM

Judging from your location- about 40 miles from me- and the fact that the cutoff section in the first picture doesn’t show very dark wood, I’d think it wasn’t walnut. You didn’t say if there were any walnuts lying around the tree.

A closeup of the leaves would be more telling. The bark looks a lot like locust. There are both black and honey locust in your area. Another possibility- from the pictures of the leaves- it could be butternut.

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#15 posted 10-02-2016 12:09 AM

Yes I agree these aren’t the greatest pictures. I’ll go over next weekend and get some better shots and maybe even a leaf. I didn’t see any walnuts lying around so at this point I’m leaning toward locust.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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