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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: Mtbehm on March 17, 2018, 01:06:01 PM

Title: Is this silver maple??
Post by: Mtbehm on March 17, 2018, 01:06:01 PM
Just starting to get into the milling and have done cedar and walnut, trying to figure out identifying other species without leaves growing yet!
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  someone told me this is silver maple is that correct? Thanks!
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: JohnW on March 17, 2018, 01:35:33 PM
It could be
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: Mtbehm on March 17, 2018, 01:43:59 PM
This is in nebraska if that helps at all! 
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: DPatton on March 17, 2018, 11:14:27 PM
Looks like silver maple bark to me.
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: Mtbehm on March 18, 2018, 10:39:34 AM
Awesome thanks for the help guys!  I have some silver maple trees at home but nothing near this big to compare to, the bark on the smaller ones is a little different but similar so just figured I would turn to the knowledgeable folks on here! 

On any note, is it worth milling? In what I have read it seems that there are good uses for it but what's your opinions on it? Thanks
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: ToddsPoint on March 19, 2018, 05:01:36 AM
It looks like is grew kind of spiral.  Trees here that grow on the windy prairie look like that.  Might have some issues when drying.  Twisted grain tends to move.  Gary
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: PA_Walnut on March 19, 2018, 06:38:30 AM
Looks like maple to me also. When you saw it, focus on getting your wood from the sapwood and not the darker heartwood in the center. It's backwards from say, walnut and cherry where the sap is NOT desirable, and the heartwood is.

Get it on good sticks asap also. Maple likes to stain quickly unless very cold weather.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: TKehl on March 19, 2018, 08:05:08 AM
FWIW, I have no market for nice white Maple, but spalted stuff that has set a while sells well.   ;)
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: Ron Scott on March 19, 2018, 05:59:34 PM
Yes to Silver Maple.
Title: Re: Is this silver maple??
Post by: Brad_bb on March 23, 2018, 12:04:52 AM
Looks like Silver Maple to me.  I don't mill or use any.