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Re: Black Locust ID help
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2017, 01:01:27 pm »
No, that's not black locust, it looks like a willow of some sort.
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Re: Black Locust ID help
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 03:06:38 pm »
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Willow is diffuse porous.  That log in the first pic is ring porous  :)
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Re: Black Locust ID help
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 09:36:47 pm »
I love ? hate this thread.  The first log in question is black locust to me.  I don't know all the botanical Identifiers, but I've cut a lot of black locust, and the rings and bark are identical to mine.  I agree that, when freshly cut, it looks very green in color.  Over time, or under water, I have no idea what would happen to that color.

The second tree's bark looks very much like black locust to me.
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Re: Black Locust ID help
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2017, 12:49:36 am »
runmca's wood is 100% black locust, or I'm a dunce. Who has sawn and seen a lot of black locust.  ;D

Babylon's wood, I really don't know what it is, but not black locust or honey locust. The bark and wood looks like a hickory to me, but that little sprout growing out the side of it suggests it might be something else.
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2017, 08:49:43 am »
I was referring to Babylon519, not the original poster, it sure doesn't look ring porous from the resolution on my computer. Which is why I said Salix. The leaves sprouting also do not look odd pinnate which black locust has.

Are we talking about the same picture? Bablylon's pic sure looks diffuse porous on my screen. 

The tree in the background also appears to be a willow. It's fuzzy but if I were to make a guess that one would be weeping willow, Salix babylonica.   

Screen name Babylon519 and Salix babylonica  coincidence?????   Hmmm??     :D
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2017, 10:34:51 am »
Unfortunately I was never able to see it in person, the owner got rid of it before I could get there. Thanks again for all of the information.
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2017, 08:10:48 pm »
Jem,

You have been vindicated, Sir.  I was referring to the original pic. 
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 07:44:10 am »
WDH,

:)  Thanks!  I thought the consensus to the original pic was Black locust. Which I would have said, because of the bark, ring structure, and the minuscule amount of sapwood, which in very uncommon to it's other family members. Since you already stated it, I kept quiet.

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