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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 06-17-2018 03:09 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnMcClure

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06-17-2018 03:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id elm

Small trunk, 8”-6” diameter. Bark makes me think elm… very tapered.
Milled into boards and they are this weird shade of brown. It looks ugly to me. What do y’all think? is this an elm? is the nasty color due to dutch elm disease? I tried to research what effect DED has on the lumber but couldn’t turn anything up.
No end grain pics right now, unfortunately, but here’s bark and face grain:

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 03:44 PM

If it’s not elm, my money is on alder.

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#2 posted 06-17-2018 03:55 PM

Thanks for the bump. No thanks for the alder joke.

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#3 posted 06-17-2018 05:04 PM

The bark looks more like ash. Bug holes could be from the emerald ash borer.

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#4 posted 06-17-2018 06:31 PM

wood does not look like ash to me. check the wood database http://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/ compare to hackberry.

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#5 posted 06-18-2018 02:01 AM

Bradford pear. The darker color is due to it being well on the way to dying when it was cut down.

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#6 posted 06-30-2018 02:06 AM

Alder. 100%.

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#7 posted 06-30-2018 02:05 PM

Very much like gum.

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