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Tree of the day
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:21:36 PM »
A lot of times folks find the Forestry Forum while searching the web trying to i.d. a tree they have in their yard or one they stumbled across and was of interest to them.  I thought it would be fun and possibly educational to have a tree of the day.  We have members from all over so we should be able to provide quite a variety.

I'll start with a relatively easy one (for southerners).



 

 It is simple and alternate.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
Oops, I probably should have posted this under the tree i.d. section.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 07:01:22 AM »
What kind of birds in tree @caveman ? We don't have any birds like that except perhaps doves.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 07:09:34 AM »
And a fine majestic tree it is ;D.  A lot of history behind this one.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 09:33:58 AM »
This will be fun to follow. 

As I am old and immune from the rejection of being wrong, I'll throw out the first guess.  Is it a magnolia?

  
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 09:43:36 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 02:39:14 PM »
I believe the birds are some kind of parrots.  The birds are not indigenous but they seem to thrive in this climate.  The little caterpillar on the cup beside the leaf should give a hint as to the genus of the tree.  The wood from this tree is probably the hardest and most dense

 of the North American hardwoods.  Notice the Spanish moss.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 02:47:30 PM »
That ought to liven up things at your mill :)
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 02:51:10 PM »
Not a magnolia or mulberry.  
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 03:07:29 PM »
 

 


 
Here are a couple of examples of what the lumber would look like.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 03:10:00 PM »
Persimmon
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
The bark doesnt look like the persimmon around here.

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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 03:26:16 PM »
Live oak
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2019, 03:33:03 PM »
The leaf reminds me of live oak but the branches dont look like it.

Hopefully this doesnt become the tree of the month, cause curiosity is gettin to me.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 06:52:32 PM »
Me too.  :D

But, if it's the hardest, it must be locust. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »
Willow oak?

With a tobacco worm.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 08:18:25 PM »
Southside and Beenthere got it...Live Oak (Quercus virginiana). Let's see what we can find for today.  WDH and Magicman did not spoil it and let it go on for a little while.
Today's tree of the day.
This small tree is found in most of the eastern half of the U.S.  It is already blooming here.  Sorry, I have no wood pictures from this one.




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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2019, 08:41:49 PM »
Live Oak

It is already blooming here

Interesting.  Nothing at all like the "Live Oak" we have out west.  While the wood, provided by MM, looks like typical oak, the leaves look nothing like any oaks I see out here.  As far as flowers, all our trees have the caterpillar like flowers, not that ball pictured.

Edit:  Oops, I missed that the funny flower tree was a second tree!  Thought it was the same thing in flower ::)
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 09:03:58 PM »
 


Bookmatched Live Oak slabs.


 
All Live Oak that I have sawn has exhibited that same "ripple" texture in the lumber.

I have never sawn the next mystery "Tree of the day".
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