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Forum topic by packetsmacker posted 06-19-2014 05:51 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#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.

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#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"

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

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

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

My first guess would be a pear also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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

Crab Apple maybe???

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