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Bud2

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04-25-2017 11:51 PM

I have a chance to go get a trailer load of this next day, Its yellow and heavy thought it was Black Locust? but bark looks different?? Guy said its not Mulberry for sure, I went looked at it today its BIG tree, 38inch at bottom,

Any ideas? Its on Toledo Ohio if this helps?


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BobWemm

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 05:25 AM

Sorry mate,
I cannot help, but it sure looks nice.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 05:34 AM

Big for locust. Agree, doesn’t look like mulberry.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Matt Rogers

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 07:54 AM

It is either Mulberry or Locust or Osage. No other choices here for how it looks. I have seen a very large mulberry and there are certainly large enough locust around me in NY that it is not unreasonable for that to be the case.

-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com and http://www.cleanairyurts.com

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hairy

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#4 posted 04-26-2017 11:36 AM

This is mulberry.

-- My reality check bounced...

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WDHLT15

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 12:08 PM

If it is mulberry, the pores will be open. If it is black locust, the pores will all be filled with tyloses. A close up of the end grain with a clean slice across a couple of growth rings will tell the tale if you want to be sure. The leaves and buds are very different too, plus the twigs of black locust has a pair of thorns at the base of the leaf petiole. All you need is a twig…...

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

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 01:31 PM

If it’s Osage, there should be thorns every 2 inches on the twigs. If not, it ain’t Osage…...... Jerry (in Tucson)

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 04-26-2017 01:46 PM

its purrrdeeeee wood…......... LMAO :<))

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 01:59 PM

Elm is a possibility too, leaves or more clues would be helpful.

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Bud2

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#9 posted 04-27-2017 12:20 AM

I went and got the wood today, I stopped and weighted it on way home just trailer tandom had 11,240 plus abot 400 on tongue

Anyways here couple photos of the branch,s with some buds and a leaf [I think] starting to come out, This may help?

Oh, on something else?? Not really a wood thing but maybe someone will know what this plant is?? Its all over a ladys yeard and I sprayed it with round-up,,teice, and another killer I got from a farm store, Killed everything else but NOT these things?? he wants to get rid of them somehow??

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 04-27-2017 12:25 AM

Looks like a wild onion.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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WDHLT15

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#11 posted 04-27-2017 11:56 AM

Your wood is mulberry.

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

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Bud2

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#12 posted 04-27-2017 04:53 PM



Your wood is mulberry.

- WDHLT15


Hi, Thanks, I thought it was but the guy who bought the property lived next to it for 30 years he said and sweared it is not mulberry, so I had no idea what it could be, Thanks

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mahdee

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#13 posted 04-27-2017 05:00 PM

When you cut a mulberry branch or damage the bark, a milk color sap oozes out. Also, the yellow color of the wood gets pretty dark brown similar to the broken branch on the picture.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#14 posted 04-27-2017 05:50 PM

If it is mulberry, it will move a lot as it dries. At least mine does.

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#15 posted 04-27-2017 09:01 PM

Male mulberry trees do not bear fruit. They produce pollen for the female trees. It’s probably a male and that’s probably why the guy thought it wasn’t a mulberry. Just guessing, but there is a really big male mulberry in my younger brother’s back yard in Kentucky with no berries.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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