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566 days ago

What kind of tree is this?

(In Western Massachusetts)


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#1 posted 566 days ago

A dead one… ;)

Really, without a look at some of the Leaves, it’s harder to tell

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 566 days ago

Using the SWAG Method, I would venture a guess that it is a maple.

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#3 posted 566 days ago

Nlack locast, But a picture of the leaves would hekp a lot.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Looks like maple, soft maple, probably silver maple but could be red maple. The other option is basswood. Are there any twigs or branches? If the twigs are arranged opposite each other on the stem, then it is certainly maple. Basswood would be alternately arranged. Also, basswood has a big fat bud that is equilateral in that it sits off to the side of the leaf scar. If you have some twigs and can take a photo, I am certain that we can identify it.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Plus one for maple.

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Maple. Split a round and the grain will be tight and sort of a shimmery silvery white.

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