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Forum topic by IanB22 posted 05-29-2013 12:28 PM 921 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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IanB22

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05-29-2013 12:28 PM

It’s listed for pickup free, and I can’t tell if it is some type of darker cherry, maybe even weird pine? Or an oak I haven’t seen before with the dark center. Red oak doesn’t look quite like this you know. It’s the dark center throwing me off. This is located in Massachusetts if that helps.

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 12:32 PM

Looks like Hemlock to me. Here’s a pic of hemlock. What you show looks like its been sitting for a while and the sap in the xylem has surfaced and crystalized.

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 12:52 PM

Free??? Question what is is after it’s loaded in your pickup, LOL

Kinda looks like black walnut to me…...

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 02:12 PM

I’d call it walnut and go pick it up. If it’s not walnut, I’d still go pick it up.

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 03:20 PM

It does look kinda like Black Walnut but not quite. I just cut some black walnut with one of those chain saw guides from HF. Worked pretty good.

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 03:26 PM

The sap wood to heart wood definitely looks like walnut to me. It makes me wish I were in Massachusetts!

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 03:29 PM

Oh yeah, you’ll be able to tell if it is walnut by a very pleasant and distinct smell. Also almost nothing will grow around the base of a walnut, which appears to be the case here.

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 04:32 PM

Looks nice. Walnut I’d guess. The bark looks like walnut.

Get it quick and dry it right.

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IanB22

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 06:53 PM

I have to say that I am a bit cautious to think this is walnut. The little ‘trees/shrubs’ have large lobe shaped leaves near the stumps, obviously some type of hardwood. I sent a response to the add, we’ll see what comes back and if I take a drive out to pick some up.

I also just sawed up some walnut today, and it is a little different (the heartwood) when compared to this stuff. Anyway, keep the guesses coming?

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#9 posted 05-29-2013 07:29 PM

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#10 posted 05-29-2013 07:58 PM

Part of why I say a conifer is look at the stump to the lower right. Lots of pitch on it. But… looking at that picture of the walnut, that bark looks pretty darn close. I might have to change my vote. Is that allowed?

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 12:19 AM

Can’t be sure from the pics, but it looks like pine that has sat thru some hot weather. The sugar in the tree and the heat turns the wood dark, just like a banana skin. Mills try and cut and dry pine below 60 degrees F. if poss., if they can’t get it into a kiln right away, to keep it light colored.

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 02:25 AM

Don’t know about what grows where you are but that looks exactly like all the mulberry I have cut in Oklahoma. The sawdust from a fresh cut will be bright yellow. The cut ends of the logs will turn dark brown in days. Mulberry also has very white sapwood like your pics.

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