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can anybody help identify this wood it came out of north west illinois

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 06:30 PM

cypress Alder

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 06:34 PM

looks very similar to Bald Cypress

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 07:44 PM

I did not know cypress grew in Illinois ?

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#4 posted 11-12-2018 08:18 PM



I did not know cypress grew in Illinois ?

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I thought it was strictly a southern tree that grew in wetlands. Does anyone know of a wood that resembles cypress that grows that far north?

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 08:34 PM

If it’s hard I would say Osage orange.

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 09:01 PM

was the tree itself felled and milled in Illinois – or was just that board found there ?
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#7 posted 11-13-2018 01:50 AM

it was growing in the middle of a bunch of cherry trees in north west Illinois

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#8 posted 11-13-2018 01:51 AM

and it is a hard wood

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#9 posted 11-13-2018 01:52 AM

very hard

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#10 posted 11-13-2018 02:07 AM

Dan Krager (LJ) has milled osage orange and worked with it. He’d know if it’s OO.

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#11 posted 11-13-2018 02:09 AM

Definitely cypress alder which is softer than pine.

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#12 posted 11-13-2018 03:05 AM


Any of these around the tree that was cut down?

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#13 posted 11-13-2018 03:18 AM

We call those “hedge apples” :-)

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#14 posted 11-13-2018 03:27 AM

There was a tree that had those in it, that i used to play in when I was little. That thing was huge. 100 year old live oak kinda huge.

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#15 posted 11-13-2018 03:34 AM



We call those “hedge apples” :-)

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So did we and they made awesome projectiles. I had some nice bruises from having hedge Apple wars.

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