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Forum topic by RichCMD posted 06-28-2017 01:52 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RichCMD

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06-28-2017 01:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question wood identification logs

I was able to get several nice logs from a tree that split at church and had to be taken down. I need help in identifying what kind of wood it is. Can anyone tell me what it is based on these pictures?

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#1 posted 06-28-2017 02:27 PM

If a bit of the side were sanded a bit, that would help too, but that will have to wait. Someone should be able to identify the leaves in the meanwhile.

Any plans yet, or just going to wait for them to develop?

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 03:00 PM

Looks like box elder based on the leaves. Just a guess though.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-28-2017 05:57 PM

I agree with Kenney. I just cut one down in my yard. Are the smaller limbs unexpectedly light and brittle? That is one thing I noticed with the tree I cut down.

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#4 posted 06-28-2017 05:59 PM

I agree with Kenney. I just cut one down in my yard. Are the smaller limbs unexpectedly light, weak and brittle? That is one thing I noticed with the tree I cut down.

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#5 posted 06-28-2017 06:01 PM

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#6 posted 06-28-2017 07:20 PM

What does it smell like?

Box elder has a distinctive odor.

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#7 posted 06-30-2017 02:38 AM

Yes sir, it is box elder. The branching is opposite, and the twigs are photosynthetic (green). The three leaflet compound leaf is distinctive, too. A member of the ash family.

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

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#8 posted 06-30-2017 02:42 AM

I was going to say ash based on the cut logs. Nice to know I wasn’t completely off base.

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#9 posted 06-30-2017 02:42 AM

double post

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#10 posted 06-30-2017 12:15 PM

Uh Oh…....Screwed that up. Box elder is actually in the maple family, not ash….......

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=3

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

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