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Is this oak?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by motolife313, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 ArboristSite Guru

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    Guy says it’s ok but bark looks like maple. Thanks! I know the strap is not the Safest it it’s locked in pretty good, need a flat bed! 68D038B8-E3C6-4A2B-80DA-975BE1796F2D.jpeg B8626926-C03A-4214-88D2-3CF940CA7418.jpeg 8908350E-6CBF-4A4F-B0DB-443FC98A606F.jpeg 23571B49-035D-4C27-9635-C02213998A7D.jpeg
     
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    Looks like alternate branching maybe, can't quite tell. Bark looks like oak to me too, but end cuts look maple-y. I'm gonna go oak.
     
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    The cuts look fresh, what's it smell like?
     
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    It looks like a Smoothbark Hickory to me. Almost all of mine has that green moss on it like that and heavy as lead
     
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    Indeed. We call it shellbark. I was thinking inside the box...
     
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    +1 on the hickory.
     
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    Some of it splits easy. Starting to look more and more like oak. 04E8F3E3-C2C6-48D7-B677-9F13452C1ADB.jpeg 0320179B-827B-48D2-9687-EFF029F4AFF8.jpeg ED15F2E4-0FBD-49A7-9D9C-F7A144515D48.jpeg
     
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    I also agree with hickory. I don't see the rays on the end views that would tell me it's oak.
     
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    Agreed on Hickory. Nice score!
     
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    I’m thinking it could be maple aswell. They grinded the stump and it didn’t stink like oak. Smelled like hay 0F0615E8-736A-48C0-AED4-FE7E3009DECB.jpeg the white part doesn’t have pours like oak has either
     
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    The stump shavings smelled like hay. Not stinky oak
     
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    With the bark and the heartwood It sure looks like Bitternut Hickory to me but Stumpy75 is right, he’s in the wrong part of the country for it.
     
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    I'm hung up on it not looking like opposite branching, which my un-schooled redneck azz says would make it not maple. I've never had a hickory that splits easily, which would mean oak. But without the rays in the ends, that points to something different.

    Part of my problem too is I'm trying to compare the characteristics of my midwest wood to something from a different climate.
     
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    How about cotton wood? I hope not. That’s the bad part about getting trees in winter is there are no leaves. I seen nothing leaves on the ground either
     
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    Someone would have to plant that becuase they don’t grow around here, not mesquite or pecan I don’t think

    The bark did have a hint of red on it
     
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    Big difference between CW and the other hard woods being discussed. How heavy are the splits compared to other local woods?
     
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    Looks like Maple to me. Does the bark make the chain spark?
     
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    I’m not sure it’s s hard wood yet not super heavy, there’s a lot of different woods around here

    I haven’t cut any yet but the bark looks like maple to me aswell.
     
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    Took it to a wood specialist and he took 5 sec look and said Oregon Ash. Took him the actual wood. Thanks a lot guys!
     
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