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I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:14:18 PM »
I can't believe I never noticed this tree before. what is it? Or what caused this? 
what can I expect from the lumber? I can't wait to see whats inside..









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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 09:29:36 PM »
I had to check to see if you posted this on Sunday (April Fools Day)! ;)

That looks like Elephantius Gigaintius :D
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 09:39:47 PM »
I'm not too sure what causes it or what the lumber will look like but I would think it would be beautiful! The type of stuff that I would keep for my own woodworking projects for sure!

One thing I can almost certainly guarantee is that if you don't post pictures of the sawn lumber after posting this teaser, you may be dosowned by the forum! ;)

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Re: I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 09:53:38 PM »
Beech?
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »
I'm with you on this one southside,beech would be my guess.

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Re: I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 10:52:44 PM »
   A rare Chinese Shar pei tree. Be careful when sawing as they are the natural home for bark fleas. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 10:56:32 PM »
I think that it came from the junkyard.  :D
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 11:02:22 PM »
Funny you say that magic the first thing I thought of when I saw the last picture was an old corrugated steel culvert  :D

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 11:37:37 PM »
Think it needs a facelift, or at least some of that wrinkle cream you see advertised in the teevee :D.  Looks like a beech to me too.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 12:31:02 AM »
Looks like a Redneck back-of-the-neck-hotdog tree!
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 04:08:56 AM »
To me it kinda looks like the bark is to heavy and it's sliding down the tree. It's going to be a while before it gets cut. I got a ton of walnut to cut and this tree is deep into my woods and on a steep bank. It's not close to and roads so it's not going to be easy to get out of the woods. But I will keep you all posted. It will get cut.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 06:19:48 AM »
Does that park pattern go around the entire tree?Might be caused by serious stress,if growing on a steep side hill.It looks like a beech to me as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 06:52:55 AM »
  A rare Chinese Shar pei tree.  ;D
Exactly what I was thinking!  :D
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2018, 07:23:32 AM »
Iv watched too many scary movies.
I expect to see a crack in the bark and worms coming out.
I hope I'm wrong!
It will be interesting to see what it looks like on the mill.
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Re: I found this tree today on my property. What do I have?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 07:44:09 AM »
That's a 'washboardicus uprightacus', named after it's primary usage.  I thought it was extinct!
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2018, 07:45:49 AM »
Isn't there a dog that looks like that?
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 07:54:23 AM »
kbeitz may be having fun with us but if it is a real tree..before you cut it....why not let it leaf out, find out what it is and see if you can get some seeds/fruit.  Cut 20 trees in circle around it to get light and see if it stump sprouts.  
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2018, 08:16:49 AM »
Looks like a beech that had a vine wrapped around it while it was growing ?

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2018, 08:35:42 AM »
It could be Holly?  I've seen holly that looks smooth and that color.  Definitely unique that one.
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 08:47:38 AM »
Beech seen some around here but not that uniform .


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