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The Wood ID Thread ( or name this wood type )

Discussion in 'Our Firewood Forum' started by Agent Orange, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. RI Chevy

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    Maybe a swamp cherry tree?

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    Sycamore maybe, if it is hard as hell to split and has a twisted grain then yup.
     
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    Sycamore???

    Not worth it if it is


    Could be something else, bark gone??
     
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    What is a Swamp Cherry?
     
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    That's a damn good question...
    Lol.
     
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  6. RI Chevy

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    Lol. Not exactly sure, But it flowers like a cherry tree, and smells nice when it burns. Just doesn't produce fruit. All the old timers around my area call them swamp cherry trees. They grow well in very wet areas with wet soils.
    Wood inside is reddish in color and has no straight grain. Wood is pretty hard. Bark is flaky and scaly like.
    Not exactly sure of the "real" name of the tree.
    They also have leaves that are common with the Cherry Tree.

    https://www.hunker.com/12370286/cherry-tree-leaf-identification
     
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    Black cherry??

    Cuz we got those.

    They don't make cherry's, just a tree.
     
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    I have to check out the bark.

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    The black cherry trees here make cherries, They're just really small. I didn't think they did myself till one blew over in a storm and I happened to see them while brushing it out.
     
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    If the weather cooperates I will take some photos of what I have. Bark and inside.

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    A few photos of the wood.
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    I actually know what it is, my dad got it from an acquaintance and planted it not far from our house.
    Do You guys know what it is?
    It is still young, 3-4 years, about 2 meters tall.
    It isn't freeze resistant while it is young, so last winter the tip froze dead (second picture).

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    Looks like a tobacco tree. Lol. Huge leaves.

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    Not a tabaco tree.

    Hint:
    Leaves of a mature tree supposedly grow up to 18-20" in diameter.

    I am anxious to see whether that is true.
     
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    Catalpa?
     
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    Had to Google it to make sure it isn't of the same family.

    No, not Catalpa!

    Hint:
    It is considered an introduced species in America.
    The species is fast growing when young, up to 20 feet a year with optimal conditions.
    Mine is on less than optimal soil and growing quite slowly.
     
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    Nasturtium
     
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    Had to Google this one as well!

    No, not Nasturtium/Macaranga Tanarius.

    Hint:
    Under optimal conditions (a certain subspecies of) the tree is log/harvest ripe in ~5 years.
    It is nicknamed "the Phoenix tree".
    When mature it makes beautiful large flowers. :)

    If this doesn't give it away I'll tell the next wrong guess.
     
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    Paulownia
     
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    Bingo! :campeon:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia

    I'm kinda disappointed that mine is growing so slow, but it is sitting on heavy clay like soil thus it is not having a easy life.
    The large leafs got ripped apart by hail twice this year, that isn't helping either.
     
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