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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: Weekend_Sawyer on March 29, 2019, 05:20:16 PM

Title: Stump wood id.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on March 29, 2019, 05:20:16 PM
Same guy that gave me the ash.
He picked up this slice from a wood dump here in MD.

My first guess is maple.
What do you think?

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10233/IMG950039.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1553894178)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10233/IMG950037.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1553894220)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10233/IMG950037.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1553894220)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10233/IMG_20190329_171805.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1553894287)


I scraped it with a knife. It had no odor.

Jon
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: KEC on March 29, 2019, 08:45:52 PM
Looks like Hackberry to me.
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: KEC on March 29, 2019, 08:47:56 PM
Looks like Hackberry.
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: Southside on March 29, 2019, 09:36:08 PM
Bark inclusions and no warts, big growth rings, soft maple.  
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: WDH on March 29, 2019, 10:36:24 PM
Latewood pores arranged in wavy bands.  Characteristic of the elm family.  Hackberry is in the elm family.  I am also in the Hackberry Camp. 
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: Don P on March 29, 2019, 10:47:42 PM
That last pic had me thinking American elm, but the bark wasn't working for me.
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: LeeB on March 30, 2019, 11:00:14 PM
hackberry
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on April 01, 2019, 06:58:17 AM
Thanks for the replies.

I'm going with hackberry!

Jon
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2019, 07:29:10 AM
I would have called elm since that is the only species up here with wavy grain. So hackberry seems equally possible I guess. ;D
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: Woodpecker52 on April 02, 2019, 02:09:01 PM
Looks like hackberry smooth grey bark and warts.  Around here called sugarberry.
Title: Re: Stump wood id.
Post by: WDH on April 02, 2019, 08:25:11 PM
Hackberry and sugarberry are considered two separate species, although the differences are so minor that it takes an expert to tell them apart, then on top of that, I suspect that they hybridize.  What distinguishes them apart is so minuscule that they are essential just variation within a single species in my opinion.