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01-04-2013 10:47 PM

What kind of tree is this?

(In Western Massachusetts)


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#1 posted 01-04-2013 10:51 PM

A dead one… ;)

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

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 01:38 AM

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

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 04:25 AM

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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#4 posted 01-05-2013 04:28 AM

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 01:38 PM

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.

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 02:06 PM

Plus one for maple.

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#7 posted 01-05-2013 02:40 PM

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

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