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Forum topic by MikeUT posted 03-28-2017 05:40 AM 452 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeUT

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03-28-2017 05:40 AM

Can anyone help my identity this section of tree. I saw a listing for free firewood. I got two of these and could have got more but the other rings were a lot bigger, too big for me to get on my own. I’m planning on making a few bowls. It’s a yard tree so it could be anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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mahdee

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 12:04 PM

It could be mulberry.
It turns from orange yellow to dark reddish brown. If it was freshly cut, the sap is milky white.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 12:54 PM

Im going to guess old growth Apple. Heres a picture of Apple tree bark
... any help?

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MikeUT

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 02:13 PM


Im going to guess old growth Apple. Heres a picture of Apple tree bark
... any help?

Yes sir. The only reason I didn’t think apple initially is because of the size of the tree. At its base, the trunk was AT LEAST 4 feet across. Do apple trees get that big?

It also could be mulberry, although the heartwood in the stump does look a bit darker than the photos I’ve seen of it though.

My initial thought was something like pecan because of the color but I have no idea and neither did the person who owned it unfortunately.

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 03:45 PM

Mike, I don’t have any idea of what it is, but do have a question. I’m not trying tyo be a smart ass, but,if the owner of the tree couldn’t see any nuts lying on the ground, why did pecan even come up as a possibility? I just had to ask?........Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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MikeUT

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 04:32 PM



Mike, I don t have any idea of what it is, but do have a question. I m not trying tyo be a smart ass, but,if the owner of the tree couldn t see any nuts lying on the ground, why did pecan even come up as a possibility? I just had to ask?........Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

The guy bought the house a few months ago while the tree was barren and cut it down while it was still barren. When I asked if he knew what kind of wood it was he said ‘I have no idea. I bought the house in December and I didn’t want a big tree in the front yard. If you want the wood don’t bother knocking, just pick it up.’

I threw pecan out there because of the color of the heartwood and the bark reminds me of an old Pecan tree that was in my grandpa’s backyard.

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