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Is this Box Elder
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:49:11 AM »
 
 

 
 

   Sawed this a couple days ago. Is it Box Elder?
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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 12:36:13 PM »
Not sure what you have but its not box elder. Box elder has a white flakey bark similar to Ash.

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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2020, 12:41:17 PM »
Looks more like hickory.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2020, 01:42:20 PM »
   Its sure not hickory. The bark on the butt log lower down looked almost like red oak but had the warty look in the picture higher up. I just had the logs to saw and no leaves to show. It sawed easily.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2020, 02:18:30 PM »
Mr. Green:
All of the box elder that I have sawn had streaks of red until exposed to the air.
Did you see any streaks of red as you sawed through it?
I'm not familiar with the trees in your area, however if that log was harvested in my area I'd say 
some variety of aspen or poplar, and if it was a freshly harvested log the wood would be white.
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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 04:26:01 PM »
It looks to me like the Tree Of Heaven box elder would be a pink color when you saw it.
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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 09:24:25 PM »
My guess Lombardy Poplar.  The bark is spot on and they get real big.
There might be a little dust on the butt log, but don't let if fool ya bout what's inside

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2020, 04:49:26 AM »
My guess Lombardy Poplar.  The bark is spot on and they get real big.
The second cut log definitely looks like poplar/aspen family as does the color and growth rate of the wood. The bark on the butt log puzzles me.

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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2020, 07:31:33 AM »
I believe that it is sumac.  They can get large like that one. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2020, 11:05:08 PM »
Danny,

 That's a shock. I'd never have guessed that. I wish I had a better picture of the bark in the butt log (but I'm getting increasingly gun shy of my picture posting due to negative press from the west of us :D).

Gerald,

  The red in the end was present on the boards which made me suspect Box elder.
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2020, 06:57:30 AM »
At work we conducted a "climate survey" to get feedback from the Team on lots of stuff and there was a good bit of feedback. The Leadership Team was poring over the results and one of my team said, "It is just feedback.  That does not mean we have to do anything about it".

Hang in there, Howard.  All the Auburn graduates that I know have all developed thick skin ;D
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2020, 10:53:04 AM »
   Thanks Danny. I talked with a new customer yesterday who moved here from Newnan Ga and I asked if he was a bulldogs fan. He admitted he was so of course I doubled the price for my work. :D
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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2020, 08:28:25 PM »
:D

Probably the Woodmizer Rep.  Don't call for parts ;D.

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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2020, 07:29:12 PM »
Dang! I knew I should have gone ahead and gotten that last spare old style LT35 gas tank from that Newnan Ga rep like Nathan mentioned a year or so back. :( 
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Re: Is this Box Elder
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2020, 01:12:41 PM »
Could it be Popple?
I've never sawed or worked it but it somewhat resembles the bark and wood. My neighbor has one beside my mailbox so I see it when I pick up my junk mail.
I think it's in the cottonwood family?
My nearest neighbor in KS lived in the main farm house that he knew had been boxed in Box elder. Years later the wood was said to be the reason the bugs came in and crawled on their drapes. They look like a lightning bug as I recall? See what's crawling on those boards?  :D
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