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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2016, 06:42:48 PM »
Potentially I cut down an extremely rare tree out of ignorance. 🤔 if that's the case, I'll plant a couple yellowwoods in its honor. I believe they're easy to buy around here nowadays.   I tend to defer to experience and these matters, but some of you experienced guys are not on the same page for this one.  Sadly, it may be another couple weeks before I get back to the farm.

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 08:17:16 PM »
Don't listen to them.  Persimmon is only yellow when fresh cut, just like yours  :).  It changes to a creamy light brownish pretty quickly.  The black nodes and black inclusions in the wood are distinctive.  The black. fissured, knobby bark is too. 
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 08:24:54 PM »
Definitely persimmon, I got stumped on a slice of persimmon a couple of years ago until I asked to look at the log it was cut off of and found the leaves. It was that same bright yellow color.

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2016, 11:59:53 PM »
Alright here's the first picture from 2 days ago:



And now...



WDH, you're looking smarter every day. 🤓

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 07:10:49 AM »
Don't bet against me on this one  ;D.
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 07:13:11 AM »
Very enjoyable thread gentlemen.
I'm glad I came along for the ride.

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2016, 11:57:06 AM »
No one can say for positive from your pictures but the drab looking end on the fire wood cut off suggests persimmon. You can even tell a difference in the smell of these fresh cut woods in person but pics are just not so definitive.
On site it would also pay to look around at the trees still growing, good chance it has like company.

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2016, 12:27:51 PM »
Just to confirm in case anyone still doubted.   It is persimmon.   Went back to the locale it was cut from and other a couple other persimmon were there.  My father in law also confirmed it.  By the way, apparently wild cherry stems and leaves can kill cattle when they die.  That's why he was in such a hurry to get the wood outta there. 

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2016, 07:33:09 AM »
(HA!  I would say something, but I don't want to come across as a braggart.)
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2016, 08:48:52 AM »
Modesty is your strong suit, Danny.   ;D
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2016, 02:53:36 PM »
Cyanide in the leaves, not really the best for any animal you want to keep alive.....but so do apple seeds.
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2016, 08:51:50 PM »
   Cherry leaves are only poisonous while they are wilting, while green and growing no problem and after drying and turning brown no problem.
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2016, 06:01:00 PM »
Smoke tree is also yellow...

 

 
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2016, 11:03:30 PM »
Never heard of a smoke tree.  Can you smoke with it? Lol. Looks awesome!

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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2016, 07:28:17 AM »
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=415

Small tree and not very common anywhere.  Same family as poison ivy  :).
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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2016, 12:40:37 PM »
I've never seen a smoke tree over 10-12' tall, more like a bush sized tree.
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2016, 06:55:33 AM »
Smoke tree (  Cotinus coggygria ) is on the right.

 

 
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Re: Yellow wood
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2016, 08:25:06 AM »
You hang power transformers on your Smoke Trees?  ???   :o
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2016, 06:56:36 PM »
You hang power transformers on your Smoke Trees?  ???   :o

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