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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: Stephen1 on September 05, 2018, 08:28:31 AM

Title: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Stephen1 on September 05, 2018, 08:28:31 AM
I was given these logs a few years ago, I was told they were used as an  ornamental tree up here, but that it was native to the South Eastern USA
I would like to sell them but do not know the name
The bark has an orange hue as it has dried. I was told it was a hardwood, but the grain seems more softwood


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13648/C72F007E-C657-43EF-A111-B09E3277BCFF.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1536149786)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13648/F7B66BC4-0533-4455-B649-453B69ACAA0A.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1536149786)
 know the name.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: JohnW on September 05, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
Sure looks like sassafras
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: firefighter ontheside on September 05, 2018, 08:25:30 PM
Looks like yellow pine.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: runmca on September 05, 2018, 09:47:13 PM
Sure looks like sassafras
+1
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Greyhound on September 05, 2018, 11:31:47 PM
Looks like sassafras.  The smell/sneeze will let you know for sure.  Awesome wood for outdoor projects.  Light, strong and weather-resistant.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: stavebuyer on September 06, 2018, 04:33:54 AM
Sassafras
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: WDH on September 06, 2018, 08:08:00 AM
Take a close-up pic of the grain. 
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Stephen1 on September 06, 2018, 08:57:46 PM
I'm over at the yard tomorrow and I'll get a better picture of the grain.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: reelman65 on September 06, 2018, 09:25:29 PM
chestnut oak maybe?
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Glenn1 on September 12, 2018, 08:41:27 PM
Sassafras has orange bark when itís fresh.  Do you see orange?
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Woodpecker52 on December 25, 2018, 10:34:03 PM
looks like sassafras to me. wood will have kind of a bronze sheen or color.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Woodpecker52 on December 25, 2018, 10:35:42 PM
One thing I do know it is not yellow pine!
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: Stephen1 on December 26, 2018, 03:59:45 PM
One thing I do know it is not yellow pine!
Yep, i would agree with that.
Title: Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
Post by: bitternut on December 26, 2018, 08:24:00 PM
I cut down a couple sassafras trees in Rochester NY that had bark and a grain pattern  when flat sawn like that shown in your pictures. The lumber I have is quite light weight and a light tan color. It also has a distictive smell when sawn. It is a native species on the US side of Lake Ontario. Not sure if it is native on your side of the lake. I have never seen any in my woods which is near the Pennsylvania border.