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Marcinchicago39

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05-12-2017 03:05 AM

Topic tags/keywords: what kind of tree mint scent

Anyone recognize this tree? I’ve never seen it standing, never seen leafs too. Only log which I rip to slabs, dry it out and start my first project with this wood. When I’m cuting it I feel funny minty smell, I’ve never felt anything simlar. Below you can take a look at pictures of slab and ready panel which I made with this wood. Thank you for your help!


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#1 posted 05-12-2017 11:35 AM

The very wide growth rings indicate a fast grower maybe like royal pawlonia, princess tree.

http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/paulownia.htm

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 11:43 AM

Colors look like poplar

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 11:54 AM

It would really help if you provided a location as it narrows down possibilities. Please give more info like how hard it is or dense.

Some Birch trees have a wintergreen smell. (I found this out by doing a quick Google search)

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#4 posted 05-12-2017 12:30 PM

Chicagoland.
This is not poplar, poplar is more greenish and this one is more reddish. Other big different is specific odor when cutting, smells like mint, poplar smells different. I found some information it in google too, it could be yellow birch, but I’m not sure.

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 01:00 PM

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 07:22 PM

The reddish streaks remind me of box elder. The bark that I can see could be consistent. Wood database says it has a distinctive smell but describes it as “unpleasant”.

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#7 posted 05-12-2017 11:32 PM

Scent is unpleasent! It must be box elder!
Thank you.

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#8 posted 05-15-2017 04:14 PM



Scent is unpleasent! It must be box elder!
Thank you.

- Marcinchicago39

red streaks in box elder can be very bright and defined when 1st cut and dissipate with time- sometimes just a matter of days.
happen to notice if that happened?

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#9 posted 05-15-2017 04:29 PM

looks like hickory to me, the walnut guy will be here soon.

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