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Please verify species
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:44:37 PM »
 

 

I am starting an experiment on firewood seasoning.  The picture above is a round split into the six pieces for testing, and spray painted on the bark for identification later.  Please confirm the species of wood.  I believe it is either a red or black oak.



 



 



 

Thank you.  Once confirmed I will create a new thread in the firewood section discussing the experiment.  This was a live tree that was blown over in a storm a few months ago.
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 03:29:54 PM »
Looks like red oak to me.

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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »
The bark looks like chestnut oak.  WDH will be along in while to clear it up for sure though.
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 05:22:39 PM »
There is a fair amount of chestnut oak in the area.  But I also have white, red, and black.
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 07:49:59 PM »
Is thats the trees leaf on the ground next to the split round in the first pic ? Looks kinda like chestnut oak to me.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »
You might find this helpful Comparison of oak features
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 10:01:10 PM »
Narrow rays, ski trails in the bark in the background, I'm guessing northern red.

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 10:34:28 PM »
This tree came down before the spring leaf-out.  So I dont think that leaf on the ground is necessarily associated with these rounds.  But I agree, it kinda looks like a chestnut oak leaf, but pretty small.
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 06:33:51 AM »
Looks like you had to hit it a few times to split. Most times,as long as a limb is not close by,a red oak will pop right open because of the straight grain.
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 12:30:10 PM »
I'd say it's chestnut oak. I have a lot of it.
It's in the white oak family.

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 12:32:38 PM »
You know what's funny about chestnut oak - I have had people get mad at me for selling it to them as a white oak claiming it was a red oak, and others claiming they wanted red and chestnut was too white.....all from the same log no less.  
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 02:05:20 PM »
The thread that started this discussion was on drying red oak.  I don't think the experiment will be greatly altered if this is a chestnut oak, as the charts I looked up did not have too much of a difference in BTU value for the different oaks.  Couldn't find one that mentioned chestnut oak, but I'm sure that info is out there.  Still need the guru of tree ID to weigh in.....calling Danny!


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Look!  I'm an old guy!  Yes, the round didn't pop open on the first swing.  The second swing was not precisely placed where the first had landed, so it took a third swing to divide the round into two.  After that.....pop, pop, pop.

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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 04:26:33 PM »
doctorb,not calling you an old guy. :D  But from the marks on that end,red oak SHOULD have popped open. Red oak splits easy,real easy. If no knots close by.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 08:47:33 PM »
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Re: Please verify species
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 08:27:53 AM »
I believe it to be chestnut as well.  The bark is exactly right.  The heartwood color is too.  
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