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Forum topic by Flyingmonkey158 posted 12-08-2016 02:13 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2016 02:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood spalted

I found some nice logs yesterday that a landscaping company was giving away. I saw some discoloration on the tops and bottoms so I decided to take them and slab them up. Also a few branches for some coasters. Anyway, here are some pictures of some of the leaves that where still attached and a picture of the first cut I made. I live in So. California, I want to say that this is spalted Poplar, can anyone confirm? Or do you have other opinions. Thanks.

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 02:33 PM

Not sure what it is, but that is some great looking stuff.

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 03:20 PM

Not sure what it is but it is not spalted poplar

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 04:27 PM

Looks similar to Ginko Biloba leaf.

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 05:50 PM

That is some gorgeous wood and I have no idea what it is but I’m pretty sure it’s not poplar. At least not like the poplar over here on the other coast. If you had just shown the leaves, I would have guessed cabbage :-)

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#5 posted 12-08-2016 06:45 PM

I came across a site, which should def help me in the future.

https://www.treepeople.org/sites/default/files/pdf/treemap/Common%20Trees%20of%20LA.pdf

Found Bauhinia variegata (Purple orchid tree) has the same leaf, only thing is I cant find any photos of the actual wood to referance.

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