The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Author Topic: Tree of Heaven  (Read 2649 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dad2nine

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 393
  • Location: Southern IL
  • Gender: Male
  • If you aren't making mistakes, your not doing nothing
    • Share Post
Tree of Heaven
« on: March 13, 2007, 12:30:34 AM »
What's it good for? Except for smelling like something that came out of the back end of a possum?

The lumber mills nice and don't look all that bad, kinda like a cross between ash and beech but a little harder than poplar. Heart wood is bright yellow with a thin layer of bright white sap wood and throws sawdust that looks like a frothy lemon aid. But it sure does stink like, well you know.


Offline JimBuis

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 634
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Alton, IL
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Tree of Heaven
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 06:55:41 AM »
BusyDad ;D,
I don't know anything about the tree you describe, but sound a bit like the Japanese ginkgo. There are two of trees, one male and one female. The female drops nuts each year that smell just about like something that fell out of the south end of a north bound coon hound that has been fed too many beans. To make it worse, some folks pick up the nuts, do something to them, only God knows what, then eat them.  :o  I can't imagine as I can't even stand to walk by the nuts laying on the ground.

As always, someone with a boatload of wisdom will stop by and give you an intelligent reply rather than one like mine.

Jim Buis                             Peterson 10" WPF swingmill

Offline Furby

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7976
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Gender: Male
  • Blurb....
    • Share Post
Re: Tree of Heaven
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 10:52:54 AM »
Do a search here on the forum for Ailanthus.

Offline Ironwood

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4552
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Near Pittsburgh,Pa
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: Tree of Heaven
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 08:47:23 PM »
We have them here. Some can be stunning if curly or interesting grains. Most locally are urban pioneer trees. I call them "mystery wood" cause the first lumber from one of these that I saw noone knew what it was. It had REALLY cool, curly, green hue and open grained like ash.  I didn't buy the pile at the mill because it was 4/4, MISTAKE! really nice stuff. Been looking for another that nice since. I did buy one board for kicks, thank goodness, nice sample to have around.

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love to do, there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.- Wayne Dyer

Offline Ron Wenrich

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 14364
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Jonestown, PA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Tree of Heaven
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 05:54:34 PM »
We get them every once in a while.  I did saw a few into RR ties, but that was because it wasn't on their do-not-saw list.  Now I just saw them for pallet stock.

I guess if you had enough, you could saw and stick it.  It seems to me that it wants to bend and warp.  Every so often you'll find someone looking for something different.  Just don't let them smell it.   :D
Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Offline Frickman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1602
  • Location: Southwestern PA
  • Gender: Male
  • Ouch, that hurt!
    • Share Post
Re: Tree of Heaven
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 08:34:13 PM »
I've sawn some, it always seemed to want to curl and warp. Now I mostly run it into pallet stock.
If you're not broke down once in a while, you're not working hard enough

I'm not a hillbilly. I'm an "Appalachian American"

Retired  Conventional hand-felling logging operation with cable skidder and forwarder, Frick 01 handset sawmill

Pretend farmer when I have the time

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Tree of heaven

Started by ohiowoodchuck on Ask The Forester

3 Replies
Last post March 04, 2014, 11:54:29 AM
by ohiowoodchuck
Tree of Heaven

Started by doc henderson on Sawmills and Milling

21 Replies
Last post May 09, 2020, 01:23:21 PM
by John357
tree of heaven MC% exercise

Started by doc henderson on Drying and Processing

2 Replies
Last post August 27, 2020, 08:09:00 PM
by Don P
Tree Of Heaven/ Health Risk

Started by Dale Hatfield on General Board

2 Replies
Last post May 07, 2006, 11:34:50 AM
by Tom

Powered by EzPortal