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Forum topic by CovenantCreations posted 09-17-2010 04:25 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2010 04:25 PM

I first thought this tree to be Ash, then I looked closer at the leaves and noticed they were different than an ash tree. And when i cut into it, It had some crazy red streaks in it. Some parts are rotted out in the center and that is usually where the reddness is near. Any ideas on what it may be? Located in SW Minnesota, if that helps at all.

Thanks for your help

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 05:45 PM

It looks like box elder.
There is a similar post here

The leaves look about right

and the bark too


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#2 posted 09-17-2010 06:12 PM

I second what Lisa said. Flame Box Elder

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 04:20 AM

I would also choose box elder. If I recall correctly, I read that box elder is a member of the maple family. Softer, though.


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#4 posted 09-18-2010 05:18 AM

Thanks for the input, And I now believe it to be box alder. It should make for some good wood turnings and accent pieces.

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