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Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:58:13 am »
This is a tree that came down in my woods. Pretty sure it is local since it was in the woods of western NY. Anybody tell me what it is?

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 01:21:22 pm »
Are the leaves part of the tree or a sapling that it happened to land next to?
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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 01:33:04 pm »
Oak, do you have chestnut oak locally in your part of NY?  Looks like a chestnut oak leaf maybe.

Anyhow, Ash has a compound leaf, looks like a hickory leaf or a short walnut leaf if that makes sense.  The leaf is several leaflets, google will show you better than I can explain.  Ash bark is corky/blocky, those long veins in bark and smooth sections of bark are a good indicator that it is an oak. 

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 02:23:59 pm »
Yes the leaves are part of the tree.

I know I have lots of oak. That log in the picture probably about 8" diameter but that was up the tree a good 25'. The tree actually has a crotch at the ground. the entire tree uprooted and I was wondering if I should be getting it up out of the dirt for sawing when I get my mill built. Or will it be okay to leave it where ti is? It is sitting directly on wet ground.

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 05:20:57 pm »
Will second Oak.  To far out of my "native range" to name a variety.    The bark on some of ours do the same thing when transitioning from juvenile to adult bark, but so do some other trees.  Leaves confirm.

If it's still alive, it shouldn't rot on the ground.  Will grow "sideways" until cut.  Not sure if there are any other negatives.  I have a small cherry that blew down last year I intend to cut up.
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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 07:43:32 am »
I forgot I had a tree book at home. closer investigation may be showing more towards english oak than chestnut. But they are very similar. the chestnut seems to have oval shaped leaves where the english had leaves wider at one end which this tree has.

here is another picture closer to the top of the tree.
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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 05:25:57 am »
Red oak (Quercus rubra)

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this. Ash?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 07:42:49 am »
Definitely a red oak.  Looks like northern red oak to me , too. 
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