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Walnut or something else?

BlackCoffin

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Curious if anybody knows what kind of tree this is? My cousin just bought a property and this beast is on it. Any insight would be great! 21752979-6758-4104-9E33-1D53BCBCA16D.jpeg BF9CD12F-6270-418C-9D82-F74178A83B96.jpeg
 
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Definitely not a walnut. I've seen some overcup oaks that the acorns look similar but still different, and the bark is totally different. Some better pics of the nuts and leaves would help.

Maybe some type of chestnut??
 
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I’ll try and get some better pictures soon and post them up! Chestnut never crossed my mind, a type of oak based of the leaves was a thought as well.
 
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Big tree. Good firewood. But if the tree is healthy, it can be a pleasurable use of time trying to learn it’s name. The most sensible thing to say now is that I like snapping turtles.
 
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I told him better leave that tree until it starts deteriorating or becomes a hazard. Big trees like that don’t just happen overnight. Would mill as much if it as possible if we ever did remove it.
 
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Sycamore or London plane tree. Look at the bark up high, distorted twigs from anthracnose and spiny ball fruit. A few leaves on the ground also. Nah, I'm not crazy.
Not a sycamore. But I think it definitely might be something related to it, looking at the bark. Plane tree? I don't think we have those around here, but we definitely have sycamores everywhere.

LOL, dang sycamores. Of the 2 or 3 pieces of wood that my splitter was unable to split, they have all been sycamores.
 

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that is American Sycamore. London planetree has the balls borne in pairs.

P. racemosa and P. orientalis have the balls on a "string" with multiples. P. orientalis also has different leaves.
 
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that is American Sycamore. London planetree has the balls borne in pairs.

P. racemosa and P. orientalis have the balls on a "string" with multiples. P. orientalis also has different leaves.
I don't think it's American Sycamore, which is what we have around here in my area. The balls are not on a string as the OP shows. Bark is different too.

American Sycamore- Platanus occidentalus
 
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