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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: E-Tex on October 17, 2020, 05:49:20 PM

Title: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: E-Tex on October 17, 2020, 05:49:20 PM
Log ID please.  Thank you! 


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Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: WDH on October 17, 2020, 08:12:22 PM
Certainly hard to tell, but I am thinking ash. 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: E-Tex on October 17, 2020, 08:19:02 PM
Danny, Ash is want I was wondering.  You had explained to me a while back about the bark....I think making a X pattern (something like that).  
The owner said oak but I just wasn’t sure.

Smelt Pecan-ish!!!! 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: WDH on October 17, 2020, 08:21:27 PM
I am leaning much harder on ash than oak.  Most oaks do not exhibit the interlacing ridges like you see on ash and hickory. 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: mike_belben on October 18, 2020, 08:06:03 AM
I dont have any experience with ash.. But the wire meshed blocky bark and the moldy staining pattern both lean toward hickory for me. 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: moodnacreek on November 01, 2020, 08:50:06 AM
The wood looks like ash. If it is ash I think the boards will fall apart if hit with a hammer.
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: kantuckid on November 18, 2020, 09:13:39 AM
Willow? How hard, etc.?
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: bluthum on November 18, 2020, 07:29:37 PM
Bark characteristics are always a crap shoot but based on the wood pics I'd think hickory. Wouldn't be surprised at all if it was ash either. Insufficient evidence except that the wood is beyond even good fire wood I think.
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: WDH on November 18, 2020, 07:52:44 PM
This wood is ring porous.  Willow is diffuse porous. 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: kantuckid on November 19, 2020, 08:54:44 AM
Bark wise it doesn't resemble any of the many types of hickory near me. 
To say it's firewood- is the wood punky or only just spalted, which doesn't make it firewood by itself. 
Title: Re: Log I.D. Help please
Post by: WDH on November 19, 2020, 04:33:57 PM
I am pretty certain that it is ash from the bark backed up by the ring structure.  If we could only see the late wood parenchyma we would know   ;D.