What kind of tree is this

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by packetsmacker posted 06-19-2014 05:51 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View packetsmacker's profile


28 posts in 1836 days

06-19-2014 05:51 PM

I came home yesterday to find the owner of our house cut down a tree in the front yard. I always look at trees that are cut down to see if I can get any usable wood out of it. It seems that most trees can be used for something other then firewood. I have no idea what kind of tree this is but its my understanding you can tell by the leaf. So I have attached two pictures of the tree.

From a branch that was cut down a few weeks ago.

From yesterday.

5 replies so far

View tnwood's profile


248 posts in 2510 days

#1 posted 06-19-2014 06:11 PM

Looks like a Bradford pear to me. Fast growing and weak. Chances are the owner thought it would blow down like one of mine did a week or so ago.n These were developed by some arborists to be very fast growing decorative trees for subdivisions. In my area they are all over. I don’t know of anyone who uses lumber from them but a friend told me that it is great for turning, especially fine detailed things like Christmas ornaments.

View CharlieM1958's profile


16229 posts in 3642 days

#2 posted 06-19-2014 06:26 PM

I’m not sure if that’s Bradford pear or not, but if it is I can attest to to the fact that it turns real nicely.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View packetsmacker's profile


28 posts in 1836 days

#3 posted 06-19-2014 06:31 PM

thanks for the input. I will hang on to a few logs just in case.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

21582 posts in 1761 days

#4 posted 06-19-2014 09:16 PM

My first guess would be a pear also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Quanter50's profile


270 posts in 1719 days

#5 posted 06-19-2014 09:20 PM

Crab Apple maybe???

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics