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05-28-2012 04:41 AM

Anyone know what kind of wood this is? It was a dead tree in my parents backyard I cut down, it has some nice spalting in it, I just don’t know what kind of tree it was as there were no more leaves on it. i am in NC.


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#1 posted 05-28-2012 05:20 AM

Looks like Maple

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 07:26 AM

Looks a little like sycamore. It’s actually pretty hard to tell a tree from it’s bark except for some like “shagbark Hickory” “Honey Locust” for it’s thorns “white Birch and plenty others but most don’t have any distinct feature you could see from looking at the bark. A picture of the end of the log where you could see the growth rings would probably help even more. I’m sure someone can figure this one out. Good luck.

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 12:05 PM

It reminds me of red maple, too.

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 12:19 PM

welcome to LJ’s. I’d say maple.

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 12:32 PM

Maple down there has a smoother bark? It looks like the sycamore trees up here.

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 02:19 PM

My guess was Maple too as their yard has a lot of Maple trees. I’m going to pick up some more pieces today and ill post more pictures of them.

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 02:42 PM

Any leaves lying around? Leaves from other trees still standing? That might help.

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 03:18 PM

top branch of sycamore tree

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#9 posted 05-28-2012 03:49 PM

Another thing to add, this was not a branch, it was the trunk, it branched off into 4 or 5 other trunks and the others were not as big of round as this one.

I turned a piece round to see what it looks like and it has a darker Yellow tinting to it than Maple normally does, but I haven’t worked with Maple that was still wet so maybe thats the cause of the Yellowish color or maybe it is Sycamore :)

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#10 posted 05-28-2012 04:18 PM

ok maple then

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#11 posted 05-28-2012 10:17 PM

I cut the rest of the bunch down today. Do Maple trees grow in a bunch like this picture? There were 5 of them growing from the same base.

I couldn’t find another tree in their yard that looked like it, but none of them were this small. I was reading online that Maple trees have smooth bark when they are young? This one has smooth bark.

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 01:25 AM

May be hackberry

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#13 posted 05-29-2012 01:30 AM

Not maple or Sycamore. Like gfadvm, could be Hackberry but the bark looks wrong.

My suggestion is to haul a round down to the local extension agent and let him figure it out.

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#14 posted 05-29-2012 02:19 AM

What is an extension agent?

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#15 posted 05-29-2012 02:22 AM

There were never any berries on the tree.

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