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Author Topic: Tree ID - are these white walnut / butternut logs?  (Read 2120 times)

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Offline stavebuyer

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Re: Tree ID - are these white walnut / butternut logs?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 04:35:22 AM »
The logs in question elm and nothing like butternut. I have seen,

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Re: Tree ID - are these white walnut / butternut logs?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 04:38:40 AM »
In the original post I would have to say no to butternut. The bark isn't right and neither is the wood. I have never seen all them grain patterns in butternut nor wide sapwood. Sapwood is very thin on butternut, up here anyway. And when you saw the wood the surface is a bit fuzzy or raised grain like with basswood. Wood has no characteristic odour. I know when I have handled walnut and butternut, the butternut had no smell but the walnut did have an odour. The wood of butternut is chestnut brown and a little bit of a pinkish hue sometimes.

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Re: Tree ID - are these white walnut / butternut logs?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 07:30:07 AM »
OK.  Next option is elm.  Looking closely at the end grain, are the latewood pores arranged in wavy bands?
Look for the wavy bands..........
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