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Offline sprucebunny

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Guess the bark :)
« on: November 08, 2016, 07:08:53 PM »
I know what this is but this specimen is a little unusual.
 

 
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Re: Guess the bark :)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 07:26:08 PM »
Looks "elm" ish to me.
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Re: Guess the bark :)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 09:24:45 PM »
Hardwood.

You weren't looking for a species, were you?

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 09:52:37 PM »
Is it poplar by chance?

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Re: Guess the bark :)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 10:40:53 PM »
Diseased hickory?
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 05:48:38 AM »
Unusual for the area or the diffeant way it looks,or don't see many?'
Elm, on the don't see many part.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 08:06:39 AM »
In my lifetime of looking at trees I've only seen about 5 of this species have bark like this. Two  of them are right near this one.

It might be diseased but the bark makes it hard to tell.

Not elm or poplar.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 09:37:03 AM »
Oh man, I really wanted it to be a poplar.

I got nothing.  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 06:26:50 PM »
Is it a common tree in your area?
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 06:41:50 PM »
Yes, very common.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 07:00:03 PM »
I've got a few old,struggling maple that kinda look that I have one that have bumps about every 3 feet,on each side of the tree. I think I cut it down.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 07:12:35 PM »
Not maple of either flavor but often grows along with red maple here.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 08:26:40 PM »
Two serious guesses:

Bur oak with a fungal bark infection that gives it smoother look. Granted, I don't see the little white fruiting bodies so this is, at best, a 1/2 guess.

Black ash that is growing but angry about the situation.

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 08:37:36 PM »
How about cherry?
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2016, 08:37:56 PM »
Red Oak? ::)

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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 08:39:31 PM »
I thought maybe black oak, but went with cherry instead  :)
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 08:41:44 PM »
Can't be cherry,too straight.  ;D  Mine even makes crooked smoke when burned.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 09:28:03 PM »
  I think it's angry about the situation because it's a poor quality tree left by high grading years ago but it's none of those guesses.

Don't think we have bur oak around here and I wouldn't recognise black ash only white.

Here's 2 smaller of the poor things.



 
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 10:53:52 PM »
butternut look to it, with the cankers on it.

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2016, 07:15:13 AM »
I've got to place a second guess,hope that's okay. Is that alligator looking thing a beech?


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