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The Wood ID Thread ( or name this wood type )

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  1. Ronaldo

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    There is thornless Honey Locust but the wild kind certainly has A LOT of thorns.

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    I've never seen a thorny honey locust and they are quite common as a staple, I dont know if this is the right term, but is it an ornamental tree? I'm in Toronto, big city and I frequent the bush up north and I've never seen one in any forest. Just planters, lining streets, drive thru islands, or as a main tree in front or back of a house. I have talked to a tree cutter who has see the thorny ones
     
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    The thornless honeys are ornamental hybrids I believe. This is the OG honey locust in the wild IMG_5261.JPG ...
     
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    Imagine parachuting into a cluster of those
     
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    :ambulance::angel2:
     
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    Yikes. Even bucking that up would suck. Very good wood though.
     
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    And it's a hurt that keeps on hurting , something on those spikes releases toxins and it hurts for days ,, clean the puncture
     
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    Hmm...the wood that keeps on giving huh?
    I read a post where a guy had mastered clearing the spikes off using his 026 with a 24 in bar...yet they still extracted their pound of flesh by occasionally impaling anyone close or puncturing a truck tire!#treeofgreatsorrow:crybaby2::crybaby2:
     
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    Yes, I concur. Kinda brings us back to the age old life question of, "Risk vs Reward?":roto2nuse:
    Hmmm...lol
     
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  10. RI Chevy

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    Yes. For sure. As long as there is easier wood to get. We all work smarter not harder. Lol
    But in a pinch, we'd find a way to clear those thorns more efficiently.
     
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    Locust is as good as it gets out here for wood, so I take all of it I can get, thorns or not. I found using a Milwaukee Fuel reciprocating saw with a 10 inch blade lets you run it down the bark and remove them without issue, as long as you watch where you step afterwards. It's pretty quick I'd say, then again, I'm never in much of a hurry anymore.
     
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    Good idea.
     
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    Any idea, thoughts, or experience with this?
    Sweetgum or Elm?[​IMG]
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    Not elm, I'm leaning towards pin oak. Got any more pictures of the bark?
     
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    Looks like it grew fast from a look at the rings.
     
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    the bark on the upper limbs say water oak to me.
     
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    Listen to him^^^^. He nailed it again; look at the leaves on the ground. It is definitely not elm or gum.
     
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    Water oaks grow fast? The cut showing the growth rings looked like tree grew fast.
     
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    Yes, water oak grows fast; at least it can in the right circumstances. I have cut some big ones before; expected them to be 90+ years old and was surprised they were only 40-50 years old. A white oak of the same size would have been 150+ years old.
     
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