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Title: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: Caretaker58 on December 26, 2017, 09:28:58 AM
I need help identifying

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/48106/20171202_140130.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1514298090) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/48106/20171202_140121.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1514298230) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/48106/20171202_140130.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1514298090)  this tree.
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: GAB on December 26, 2017, 09:33:07 AM
With all of the cat faces I'd say it is a Firewood tree.
Gerald
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: WDH on December 26, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
Hard to tell without seeing a branch up close.  Does look like pignut hickory to me. 
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: Don P on December 26, 2017, 09:58:07 PM
Looks like it might be ironwood  :D, is that an old fence in there in the top and bottom pics?
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: mike_belben on December 27, 2017, 03:11:16 AM
hickory, walnut, ash and cottonwood all share that wire mesh bark pattern.  Structurally it doesnt look like hickory to me and im not fluent in those others. 

Look for nuts on the ground.  Native wolf might know.
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: WDH on December 27, 2017, 07:15:33 AM
I have seen box elder bark that looks like that, too.  Need a close up pic of the twigs and buds.
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: Caretaker58 on December 27, 2017, 10:35:44 AM
I found some small nuts, sort of  pecan looking, thin hard shells, some small ends of branches sugesting it is some sort of hickory
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: WDH on December 27, 2017, 07:31:40 PM
Yes Sir. 
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: PewaukeeTree on May 18, 2018, 02:46:35 AM
In my opinion, it is a Firewood tree. :)
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: Jchampagne93 on May 20, 2018, 09:37:22 PM
It looks like an ash
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: mike_belben on May 20, 2018, 10:05:52 PM
Big stick of cellulose wrapped in sauteed cambium with lignin sauce and ice water. 
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: Black_Bear on May 21, 2018, 05:30:00 PM
The bark pattern and numerous fine twigs in the crown look a lot like the bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) found in the southwest corner of Vermont, toward the north end of its range. The silvi guide shows it can also be called pignut hickory, but pignut hickory (Carya glabra) is also a different species. I'm not well versed in hickory identification, but that's what it looks like to me.  
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: WDH on May 21, 2018, 08:05:24 PM
If it is bitternut, the buds will be sulfur yellow. 
Title: Re: Unkown tree, what is this?
Post by: John Mc on May 22, 2018, 09:16:57 PM
I was trying to see if the branching was opposite or alternate, but i can't quite see in the picture. Opposite would rule out Hickory (probably leaving Ash as the choice).