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Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« on: September 19, 2022, 12:37:47 PM »
Found this tree down yesterday about 1/4 mile from the house.Itís on my sisters property and she lives out of state.Looks like it fell a month or so ago and power company cleaned top up so leaves and small branches are gone. I went up today and cut two 10íand one 8í log.Wood seems fairly soft and cut about like poplar.Thought at first it was some type of hickory but now I donít think so.Donít know if it would make good lumber or firewood or nether.Will have to make three trips with log arch to get it home. Logs are around 18Ē through.

 

 

  
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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 03:02:02 PM »
Found one small limb with leaves on it.Compared with pictures in my WV tree book and maybe it is a type of hickory maybe pignut.Shellbark and shagbark are most common around here. Brought one log home whatever it is.br>
 
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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 08:14:15 PM »

Hickory


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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 08:17:22 PM »
Yes, pignut hickory. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2022, 08:37:30 PM »
Thanks guys I was hoping it was hickory because I have never milled any and was wanting some lumber to get drying for various future projects.Have got several shellbarks close but hated to cut any being they keep the squirrels fat.Iíll go get the other 2 logs tomorrow.Saw seemed to cut through it all full easy is what threw me off.Do you think pignut is softer than shellbark?Maybe my saw was just extra sharp :laugh:
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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2022, 09:10:26 PM »
It is not.  It is actually harder. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2022, 11:23:19 PM »
  Growing up in Belleville WV, I never saw a large hickory of any kind.  If it was big enough to identify, grandpa would cut'm down.  "Best firewood you can get boy" he would say :D :D
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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2022, 06:11:22 AM »
If you get to milling it soon the smell will let you know where the name came from. It cross cuts easy. Ripping not so much.
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Re: Donít know what Iíve got or what to do with it
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2022, 07:36:42 AM »
That looks like awesome heartwood if the grade is there.
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