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09-28-2014 09:08 PM

I think this may be tulip poplar, but as it was cut and down too long for me to have any foliage to reference I’m just no quite sure. It was adjacent to a small creek too. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 09-28-2014 09:28 PM

Maple ?

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 12:24 AM

The bark says post oak.

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 12:40 AM

I am thinking blackgum.

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 12:16 PM

Gum might be likely, it really isn’t as heavy as any oak that I’m use to working with. The tree is still down and I’m debating on whether or not it’s worth harvesting as the trunk is supported off the ground by the stump and branches. However, it will be difficult to get to.

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 12:37 PM

If you can post a twig with a bud, I can tell you if it is blackgum or sweetgum. I believe that it is one or the other, I am actually leaning more to sweetgum now because of the bland grain and the streaks of color.

Also, the pith of blackgum is diaphrammed with little dividers (septa), while the pith of sweetgum is continuous.

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#6 posted 09-29-2014 12:52 PM

I might not be back to the camp until mid-October at the earliest at which point in time, I’ll probably take with me what I need to get at least two 10’ trunk sections.

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#7 posted 10-04-2014 03:49 PM

Cottonwood?? Check out this link and add it to your favorites. : http://www.wood-database.com/

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#8 posted 10-04-2014 04:24 PM

Tulip Poplar seems like a good guess.

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#9 posted 10-04-2014 05:32 PM

Take a chunk of the bark and match it to the trees around the downed one. Trees in the wild don’t grow vastly separated, they generally inhabit the area, valley, swale, etc. that the downed one was found in.
If this is an suburban type camp where someone planted the tree in, all bets are off.

If you can match to a standing tree, you may be able to find a leaf cluster since it isn’t quite winter yet.

Good Luck!

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 05:34 PM

Take a chunk of the bark and match it to the trees around the downed one. Trees in the wild don’t grow vastly separated, they generally inhabit the area, valley, swale, etc. that the downed one was found in.
If this is an suburban type camp where someone planted the tree in, all bets are off.

If you can match to a standing tree, you may be able to find a leaf cluster since it isn’t quite winter yet.

Good Luck!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#11 posted 10-06-2014 12:36 AM

I will try that the next time I make it out to the camp which probably won’t be until next year at this point.

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