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Re: I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 08:49:36 AM »
I would say beach . I think there would be allot of stress in it as well . I would try to 1/4 saw it .
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2018, 09:29:52 AM »
It's real... No joke. I googled wrinkled bark and found this. Nothing to the extent of what I got but it's out there.

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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2018, 09:33:19 AM »
If you look real close at what I have there is stress cracks in the bark...

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Re: I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2018, 09:53:48 AM »
Can't say for sure, but it look's just like a beech I cut on my property a couple years ago. Got some very pretty curly grain but it isn't the most stable. It dried with a bit of twist but I cut oversized and then ran over jointer before planing.
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2018, 10:21:35 AM »
We got snow today. As soon as possible I will go back and make a vid of the whole tree. I'm not sure if the winkles go all the way around the tree or not. I'm hoping that it's worth a few  SGU's...
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2018, 10:49:38 AM »
This kinda looks like what we call a Cucumber tree around here. It is a type of magnolia. If it gets huge leaves on it then that is what it is. Bark looks a little different for Beech at least around my parts anyways.
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2018, 11:06:32 AM »
If it is a beech, you may have a hard time getting anything stable out of it other than small pieces. I'll bet that wood is going to be volatile as it dries, again, assuming it is Beech. It will definitely be interesting to see how it goes!
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« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2018, 12:21:51 PM »
If it is a beech, you may have a hard time getting anything stable out of it other than small pieces.
 
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« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2018, 12:28:40 PM »
I do know that I will be keeping the slabs at least of one side if the tree. I'm hoping it looks the same with the bark removed.
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2018, 01:44:33 PM »
What direction does the wrinkled side face? In my neck of the woods, the southwest side of dormant hardwoods are sometimes afflicted by the freeze-thaw action when warm sun thaws the bark by day and the freezing temps at night cause splitting in the bark. The flecks in your bark might be an indication of that kind of action over the years. Haven't seen wrinkles like that though!  - Jason
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2018, 03:11:06 PM »
What direction does the wrinkled side face? In my neck of the woods, the southwest side of dormant hardwoods are sometimes afflicted by the freeze-thaw action when warm sun thaws the bark by day and the freezing temps at night cause splitting in the bark. The flecks in your bark might be an indication of that kind of action over the years. Haven't seen wrinkles like that though!  - Jason
I think you nailed it. This was on the southwest side.

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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2018, 08:42:47 PM »
I think that it came from the junkyard. 

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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2018, 07:33:39 AM »
It could be Holly? 
Holly is evergreen.  The tree in question is deciduous. 
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2018, 11:46:53 AM »
Do you have a mole/gopher problem???      

Personally I would wait for the tree to sprout leaves for identification.  No hurry to cut, just one of a thousand trees for you to choose. Best to think and decide the ultimate use, boards or turning blanks or?   I am only guessing but looks like the those "curls" are only on one side. 
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »
Do you have a mole/gopher problem???      

Personally I would wait for the tree to sprout leaves for identification.  No hurry to cut, just one of a thousand trees for you to choose. Best to think and decide the ultimate use, boards or turning blanks or?   I am only guessing but looks like the those "curls" are only on one side.
Yep.  South side only. I will wait until later in the year.  Way to busy now for any new projects.  
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« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2018, 09:33:24 AM »
My beech trees have a similar Shar pei on the southwest side due to freeze/thaw.  Not as distorted as the one Kbeitz found but similar.

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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2018, 01:40:58 PM »
Its beech with beech bark disease.  My beech have it, I need to cut a bunch out to try to save the ones with out.  The bark will crack and have a waxy white look on it, once the secondary infection takes a hold the bark will turn black.  
The worse thing is that every shoot that comes up will be infected.  We were told to cut and round up the stump. 

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2018, 07:16:11 PM »
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Time to make lemonade out of lemons...  Keep an eye on it just in case it is the beech bark disease and cut it before it starts to rot.  Assuming you get some nice figure out of it, promote a new market for "Shar Pei Beech" ;)  Looks to be more rare then Denim Pine! :D
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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2018, 07:43:55 PM »
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Time to make lemonade out of lemons...  Keep an eye on it just in case it is the beech bark disease and cut it before it starts to rot.  Assuming you get some nice figure out of it, promote a new market for "Shar Pei Beech" ;)  Looks to be more rare then Denim Pine! :D
I don't think I have a problem... I cant find another tree like it in all my woods. It must be the last one. 
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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2018, 08:07:27 PM »
When I google beech bark disease all the pictures look like this... Not what I have...
It also says It can be observed on the trunk and limbs of the tree as woolly. I don't see that...

   
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