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Locust or Maple?
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:42:28 AM »
I visited the local log dump and saw this log.  The bark looks like honey locust but I could not find a single thorn anywhere on the log or limbs/branches.  Could this be hard maple?  Gary

 

 
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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
looks like elm

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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 05:09:22 PM »
This tree is honey locust in my opinion.   Honey locust as a landscape tree has the advantage of small leaves that do not need to be raked in the fall.   The most popular cultivars have no or few and small thorns.

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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 08:09:48 AM »
It is not black locust, which only has one or two sapwood rings.  This log has many sapwood rings. 

Elm and honeylocust are ring porous.  Maple is diffuse porous.  Take a razor knife and make a little clean slice of the end grain to see the pore structure.  If you are not sure what to look for, post a close up pic here. 
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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 04:33:59 PM »
No idea on the tree species, but what is a log dump?
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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 04:42:08 PM »
Osage Orange?  Cut into it, if its bright yellow and turn brown over ~24 hours.

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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 05:58:46 AM »
No idea on the tree species, but what is a log dump?
Around here, many of the small town have log dumps.  Places where you can get rid of yard waste, leaves to logs.  Residents can dump logs for free.  At the biggest one they make pro arborists pay $300 a yr. to dump.  Anyone can come in and take logs or cut firewood.  Logs are most all yard trees and can have nails.  Here's a couple pics of one of the dumps.  Also a pic of some of the walnut gunstock blanks I made from the dump wood.  Gary

 

 

 
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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 12:01:30 PM »
I am no where near as knowledgeable as most of these guys but that bark looks like what we call swamp willow which is nearly worthless.
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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 08:42:29 AM »
I'm pretty sure that is Honey Locust a lot of bigger trees won't have thorns (or very few ) on the trunk.  Here are a couple things i made out of honey locust.





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Re: Locust or Maple?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 11:57:20 AM »
thats is some beautiful wood.


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