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03-08-2013 08:36 PM

Hey guys! My in law is cleaning up a chunk of land he owns here in Fort Myers Florida and I noticed this tree with logs around the waste…......I was wondering if it has any use as a lumber for woodworking…..?

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 08:52 PM

I have no idea what it is – but it looks like someone could use it for something useful (other than firewood). its got a nice color and the rot might add some character to someones project

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 09:02 PM

It would help a lot if you can post a picture of the leaves. My initial guess is that it is a Brazilian Pepper (bad news!).

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/405

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 10:26 PM

I am by no means an expert, but these kind of look like Mesquite to me. If they are mesquite, they wood make great pieces for woodworking.

Austin

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 10:50 PM

Looks somewhat like red mulberry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_rubra

Here’s some I cut in Kentucky.

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 11:33 PM

I can tell you three things:

1.) Mesquite’s range doesn’t extend to (south) Florida.
2.) I haven’t seen much Red Mulberry down in these parts.
3.) Pictures of the leaves sure would help!

Bill

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 02:18 AM

Red bay or swamp bay?

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 05:33 PM

Here is a pic of the leaves guys….
It was a Mexican guy the one who shop off the tree, he mentioned the Mexican name for me but it was not Mesquite…..they know really well the Mesquite because that tree/wood is excellent for Bar BQ’s. (Texas and North Mexico)
So…..what do you think?

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 05:50 PM

Leaves look like willow oak. but the bark is a little shaggy for willow oak. I have one in my front yard.

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 05:54 PM

From that picture it looks like the leaves are not compound, so it’s not the Brazilian Pepper, but that was a really good guess from the growth habit. What was the Spanish name the guy that cut the tree used? May or may not help since there are a lot of common names for plants that are often conflicting.

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#10 posted 03-09-2013 05:56 PM

Is it possible to search google or bing using a picture now ? I heard somewhere that it was possible now but never did it.

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#11 posted 03-09-2013 06:05 PM

From Clemson.edu

sure it’s not live oak?

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#12 posted 03-09-2013 06:23 PM

Looks like a Laurel oak or Live oak to me..no expert at all though. Oak is good for anything…

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#13 posted 03-10-2013 02:24 PM

cocobola ? nice color … leaves look close

what does the wood smell like?

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#14 posted 03-10-2013 03:50 PM

My vote would be live oak.

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 01:05 AM

If it is live oak, and the bark looks right, it would be great for projects. In the days of wooden ships sailed by iron men,live oak was one of the most sought after woods of all for making the curved ribs of the ships framing.

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