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I'm nearly as green as they come at IDing trees. The younger trees may not share the same bark characteristics as their older counterparts, leaves may be down, and you may just be plain old "stumped". Post a picture and ask the question and let the pros of OPE help you ID your firewood.

If anyone has links to any helpful resources could you post them here or shoot me the link. I've used this application for smart phones in the woods while cutting. It's not perfect but it's free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/...sMSwyLDEsIm9yZy5wb3R0c3NvZnR3YXJlLmFncHMyMSJd
 

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OK fellas here we go. Fairly spalted, no pink, seems fairly hard, my thought is maple.
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Heavy as all get out, smaller trees, 2' diameter is about as big as I've seen here on this property. I have no idea what it is. I thought maybe walnut ? I need some help fellas.
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The first one is Maple and the second is Black Walnut I think.
 

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Every picture looks different, I was looking at the chocolate colored bark where it had been rubbed away on the second pic.
 

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Mulberry I can ID, this has different bark, the picture are representing the same log section. I haven't split any yet, I'll report back. The bark of scaly and rubs off easily, it has a red/purple tint underneath.
 

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I'm going with Honey locust.
I believe you may be correct. Locust gets me, we have both varieties here. I took down a couple young ones today that I believe are black Locust, thorny as all get out. This tree in the picture was thornless, but partially buried in a bulldozer pushed up pile, so their could be more to the tree I couldn't see.

Thanks to all of you that helped.
 

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Yeah that's Honey Locust. I knocked down a few the other day. Thought they were Walnut till I got a look at the grain. And how stinkin' hard they were.
 

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I'm going with Honey locust.
Yeah that's Honey Locust. I knocked down a few the other day. Thought they were Walnut till I got a look at the grain. And how stinkin' hard they were.
So explain the thorns, no thorns. Then there's thornless. I did some searching and what helped me was the fact that the Locust send thickets or multiple trees from their roots. Some of these resemble exactly that, a mess at their bases.

The hardness gets me as well, for a little tree it's ALL there for weight.

How do you tell right away from grain? They look almost just like walnut we have here, but the walnut seems to retain a pattern on the bark or they're smooth on new growth. The walnut also seems to carry a light grey/green moss or fungus.( I think )
 

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It's greenish and far from uniform.
 

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Can I throw a curve ball ? Eastern Redbud.
 

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Can I throw a curve ball ? Eastern Redbud.
Not a curve ball at all, and probably what you got.

This is Honey Locust.
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There is a thornless variety, but what you had ain't it.

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These are rounds from a Honey locust tree. Wood is pink with robust white cambium layer under the bark.

Not to be confused with Black locust, which has a yellowish color and does not rot like the Honey locust does.
 
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