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04-28-2014 05:01 PM

Hi. Everyone

I know more guys in here has more experience about wood working, I do have a question about the tree please see the attached pictures for detail. would you please let me know what kind of the tree? my friend want to cut it from his back yard. appreciate for any advice.

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 06:15 PM

It looks like California Holly to me, but I’m not really sure and haven’t been near California in 30 years.
I use to live in Glendora and we had quite a few of those.

It is a nice white, straight grained wood.
It’s tough, can be stringy, makes great through dowels on a dark wood. Pretty stable when it’s dry.

(edit) Fixed a spelling mistake.

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 06:42 PM

Looks like a birch. Not sure if the leaves confirm. They grow in colder climate. The leaves have a saw tooth-like edges. It can be tapped as an substitute for maple syrup.


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#3 posted 04-28-2014 08:13 PM

Don’t know if you’re familiar with this but, you can call your county agent and he will identify it for you

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 04-28-2014 08:18 PM

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#5 posted 04-28-2014 08:20 PM

The white smooth bark certainly looks like birch to me.

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#6 posted 04-28-2014 09:26 PM

It looks like wacky backy to me LOL. Alistair ps did anyone know Mari juana ? A fine mellow girl who constantly giggled !

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#7 posted 04-28-2014 10:31 PM

appreciate, I will call the city agent to identify it.

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#8 posted 04-29-2014 02:06 AM

It is an ash. The leaves and twigs should be arranged opposite each other rather than alternating.

There is an ash native to California.

Birch is alternately branched, not opposite branched.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#9 posted 04-29-2014 04:09 PM

+1 on ash. That is a compound leaf, which cuts down the ID possibilities significantly. Not sure which ash though, as I’m only familiar with northeast trees.

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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