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Offline JB Husky

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Tree ID
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:39:03 pm »
I've been cutting for the past year and a half on my neighbor's 100 acres. There are cherry, hickory, locusts, sassafras, and poplars that I typically can identify with little trouble but I have recently come across several trees that I can't positively ID. It doesn't really make a difference because the trees are already down and I'll cut and burn them eventually but I wondered if anyone knew what they were. The one bark picture looks a little funny because all of the contours are filled with ice. Let me know what you guys think.Thanks in advance.









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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 07:42:13 pm »
I guess I forgot to include I think it is some sort of oak
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 08:55:02 pm »
Take a close-up pic of the end grain. 
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 11:50:25 pm »
Big tooth aspen?

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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 07:25:44 am »
Chestnut oak
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 09:38:08 am »
Would agree from the pictures looks like a mature Big tooth Aspen.  However, you should be able to tell quickly once it is cut as the difference between Aspen (softwood) and an Oak is huge. Likewise, if you examine a freshly cut oak you should notice the pores found in the growth rings are very open and porous.     

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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 09:51:27 am »

That bark really looks like chestnut oak to me.

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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2016, 08:38:06 pm »
Thanks for the replies. I didn't get home before dark so I'll run up and check for pores tomorrow. It definitely splits like hardwood.
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2016, 09:52:40 pm »
Any chance you can find a dead leaf on a branch, or a smaller branch say 5-6"...
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