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Is this black locust?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by motolife313, Mar 24, 2019.

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    Guy gave me this and said it was locust. Very heavy 017ECF63-2F61-4E40-927F-D556D67F17C3.jpeg BC65BED8-A474-4771-89AA-27A15916A6D2.jpeg
     
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    Lol that’s what I told him. I’ll split it and get a pic up. The apples that I’ve got are mainly white on the inside with some brown. Almost looks like plum on the inside. He had plum also
     
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    +1 on the Apple. Not Locust.
     
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    Not locust .Probably Apple.
     
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    Pear or apple.
     
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    I know apple is very dense
     
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    You would think he would know if it was an apple tree or some kind of fruit tree. I agree definitely not black locust. In my part of the world based on weight and bark I would guess ironwood/American Hophornbeam but that’s not a PNW tree. Probably more likely apple. The branch stub looks like apple.
     
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    I vote Hawthorn. upload_2019-3-24_15-7-30.jpeg Crataegus spp.
     
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    It looks just like that on one of the rounds. It does have thorns in it. I thought apple did this aswell. It looks like apple on the inside how the out diameter is getting lighter and lighter, I’m saving one round for carving or making something, looks like nice wood B01BCE1C-10BD-4C15-AF28-F6A3502225EA.jpeg 4EC879FC-497E-4E1F-A40A-0D0829663925.jpeg F4016786-B1EA-4CE6-BF74-64EE45D7B89B.jpeg this piece is dead. Very light, there a thorn sticking out 83C1EB4B-1AD2-4F40-BF42-78AD96342859.jpeg
     
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    Yes it does look like apple.
     
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    I have burned a lot of black locust. Nothing like that. Black locust doesn't have thorns, honey locust does though. I have had very little plum but it did look like that.
     
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    I beg to differ, black locust in its early growth has some of the nastiest thorns out there! Wild plum is also full of thorns.
     
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    Yep I remember the thorns on the new looking sprouting branches growing gnarly thorns on the plum I cut down 2 years ago. This piece screams apple to me. 4A8A7582-4FBA-4EA7-9C45-E6526343D602.jpeg
     
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    Yes, and I have the scars to prove it.
     
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    I have heard that there is both thorn and thorn free black locusts, but any I have cut did not have thorns. Seen plenty of thorny honey locusts though. I wonder if the cross breed and hybridize.

    Regardless this is certainly not locust at the beginning of this thread.
     
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    Thorns are on the branches on the Black locust.
     
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    When they sprout around here, their thorns not only scratch like a m f er, if you get poked by one they break the tip of the thorn off inside you and fester like redwood! They do resist rot a lot like redwood as well, make great fence posts! We have many patches of them all over the property.
     
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    I first thought a plumb, but if it wasn’t a fruit bearing is it possible to be a Russian Olive, has similar bark and thorny branches. Tiny little leaves a lot of folks out west planted the invasive weed/tree for windrows and shade areas.
     
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    I think I’ll save it for the smoker and test it
     

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