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Could this be ash?

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by DeckSetter, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. DeckSetter

    DeckSetter ArboristSite Operative

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    I thought it was black walnut, as I have several other black walnut trees and it was taller than most ash. Cut the tree down 2 years ago and should have identified it then but didn't. Milled it a month or so ago and now a friend is telling me he thinks it's ash.


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    Too dark for ash..
     
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    Never saw ash that dark, but it could be the lighting though...
     
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    I've cut ash that hue. The bark looks right. I vote ash.
     
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    I'm thinking white oak from the bark and the grain, the block with the claw hammer stuck in it looks like ash.
     
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    look at the end grain ash has a vivid end grain
     
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    Maybe butternut but the two pieces in the background do look like ash bark.
     
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    I say not ash. The one in the back looks more like it to me also.
     
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    Definitely not oak, we don't have any oak trees on there property. Several other walnut trees, so I assumed it to be walnut.
     
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    Also the block with the hammer in it was just a few feet from this one, I dropped them the same day. I still have about a 5ft log from that tree, I'm try to get pics of it first of the week for comparison.

    Do ash trees grow that tall? I was always told they branch out lower and won't grow a long tall trunk like a walnut.
     
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    I've bucked up 40+ feet of straight, branchless forest grown ash trunk.
     
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    I was gifted an ash ,city tree that branched about 10 feet off the ground. Forest trees gotta reach up threw existing canopy to reach sunlite. My best guess as to how come. The lowest I could cut off the stump is on edge in my avatar as the reference I've got. Got to slice the log because owner's saw was too small ,after paying tree service to drop.
     
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    We have plenty of very tall straight ash here. Many easily 40ft plus with no branches. Unfortunately the ash borer is killing them faster than you can cut them down. There are many tree services in my area that exist solely because of the ash borer epidemic we have. They work 5 days a week removing nothing but standing dead ash trees. I sell firewood and have sold almost nothing but ash for 3 years at least now.
     
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    I'm calling ash. Although healthy ash is usually white, the more older and stressed out ash tend to develope a large dark heart like the one shown. Just an educated guess though.
     
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    The log/stump I was gifted was not infested or sick. It was removed because 1. it overhung & shaded the home 2.A tree in Alabama (owners other house) had blown onto the house making mama nervous. Smaller tree in front yard looks sick, one I'd have taken out. But glad to have wide live edged planks, and the stump table tops. (-;
     
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    Tanks for broadening my understanding of why what I sliced looks the way it does (-';
     
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    It's funny how the lowest grade logs have the nicest grain and color. The most interesting grain appears to be closest to internal rot and near ingrown bark and knots.
     
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    I've seen that on trees that have been down for a while.
     
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    That's black ash. Steve
     
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    Most def not walnut or oak. Ash would be my vote as well. Bark doesn't look right for walnut either
     

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