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Re: Need help identifying wood by bark
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2018, 09:22:06 AM »
That is maple, wether it be red or silver , still maple !! :P
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Re: Need help identifying wood by bark
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2018, 09:28:44 AM »
Not much difference when it's used for firewood or lumber really. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Need help identifying wood by bark
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2018, 12:49:28 PM »
I made a cutting board out of it so just knowing it's maple is good enough for me. 

Went for a hike yesterday and couldn't help but try to identify the trees by their bark using tools I've learned from this site

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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2018, 07:00:43 PM »
 Very easy to be mislead by bark alone ;)   :P
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Re: Need help identifying wood by bark
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2018, 05:09:06 PM »
Goes from smooth to scaly platy.  
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Re: Need help identifying wood by bark
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 05:02:50 AM »
I find the local silver maple bark comes off in really long scaly strips, could be 2 feet long. Older trees are quite messy on the lawn from shedding bark. Red maple short strips or flecks.

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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2018, 10:37:00 PM »
I see that several seem to think that tree would likely be silver maple. I don't don't have any silver maple in my woods but I do have some black birch. I think it might be black birch. Put a hunk of it in the wood stove with a hunk of know silver maple and you will soon have your answer. Looks different than my cherry and red maple too. Some twigs or leaves would be a big help for sure.


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