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Can any wood-wizards out there identify this firewood bark?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by usergray, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. usergray

    usergray ArboristSite Lurker

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    Can anyone tell me what type of wood I have here?
    I'm in west Michigan if that helps.
    Thanks

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    Those the same tree?

    Snow doesn't help.

    My first shot is Sugar maple for the first pic and Bitternut hickory for the second. More confident of the Sugar maple...
     
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    ATH is right, snow doesn’t help.
    I’m guessing there are no leaves anywhere? What about the top of the tree.. can you get a picture of a twig?

    I’m not sold on sugar maple just because they don’t typically look like that here. Looks more like a mature red maple.
     
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    Second one looks like hickory.
     
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    upper one sassafras?

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    I like sugar maple for the first. Second looks like ash to me.
     
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    Ash and Bitternut hickory can look pretty similar. The reason I went with hickory is because the bark is a little more "flat". Again...with the snow, hard to say.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I want to set some of this aside for woodworking projects. This at least helps me feel that that is worthwhile.
     

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