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Help to identify this wood please?

Discussion in 'Arborist 101' started by DavisL., Jan 3, 2017.

  1. DavisL.

    DavisL. ArboristSite Lurker

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    I was offered free range to cut wood from a pile of logs after a clearing and am trying to identify this wood. Any help would be greatly appreciated.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    That's what i suspected. Thank you

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    Is that rot in the center? Bark looks like willow to me.
     
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    No open old. The wood was wet. This is it after splitting and drying a bit.
    I suspect it is hickory. Do you still think it looks like willow?
    Thank you for your help.

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    I don't cut much Hickory but that doesn't look like any hickory I have cut. I think it looks like Willow. Both are very different. Willow is soft and would cut very easy and is a much wetter and rot prone wood. Hickory is 1 of the very hardest woods in these and most parts and you can tell as it works your chainsaw much harder. I don't think it rots that easy either. If I had almost any thing else I don't think I'd waste time cutting willow for firewood. Not near the heat and a ton of ashes. May be ok in an outdoor woodburner. Hickory on the other hand is 1 of the very best.
     
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    Brushwacker this is the wood after it has dried some.
    There is no rot......it was wet and almost black now it has lightened up some.
    I thought I sent that image to you earlier. Your thoughts now.......thanks Buddy.

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    No Sir it is not rot Open old. It was dark as beck though. Here it is dry some. You opinion now Buddy? 20170107_101042.jpg

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    My phone keeps adding the words "open old" after I push send?!?!?!? It is really aggravating.

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    Walnut?

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    Here is Black walnut...... Looks a lot like what I have.

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    looks more like willow to me, did this come from high ground or a marshy area?
     
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    bark does not match in my opinion. I know for a fact there is very little walnut in south MS, don't know about LA
     
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    It come from high ground. But I'm beginning to think willow now myself.
    3 people have suggested it and who am I to question that? Thanks guys

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    Basswood?
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    Ohh goodness now I'm really torn! Lol

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    The wood in the original post I put up also has the red tint to the bark.
    Many say willow but I have never seen willow with the pith so dark unless it was rotten. I Googled a bit and came up with something called willow oak but still I'm more confused than when I started.
    The bark does not quite match basswood.
    The grain is straight and it is a heavy wood. I burned a piece yesterday and it smelled sweet.

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    Is the bark hard or soft?
     
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    Basswood does not show heartwood, even textured and not much grain. I have never cut a willow because they are not worth cutting. Hickory usually has a very pungent odor. I live in Indiana, spent a great deal of time in Mississippi, there is a great deal of difference in the same tree from here to there. Hickory cuts like iron, willow like paper
     

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