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« on: September 12, 2020, 03:35:27 PM »
It has been a long time since I posted here regularly.  I知 trying to help a friend who told me he picked up a log because he was told it was English walnut.  It was in a black walnut grove, but appears to be maple?  The sap is very light, thick, and has 36 growth rings.  Quartersawn fleck is small like maple.  Please let me know what you think:
 

 

 

 

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Re: Log ID
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 03:57:48 PM »
Upon further review, maybe pignut hickory?

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Re: Log ID
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 08:19:35 PM »
Yes Sir.  Hickory.  The wood is ring porous, like hickory.  Maple is diffuse porous, so it cannot be maple.  It certainly is hickory.
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Re: Log ID
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 08:32:51 AM »
Thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 09:33:06 PM »
Yes to Hickory.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 10:25:08 PM »
I love hickory for the inner bark and the amazing strength and flexibility of the wood. I understand the ring porousness, and can see the sort of water ripple or chain link like patterns in the bark pattern. Winter tree ID is challenging for me still. Any other good tips... What makes it look like Pignut, smoother bark?

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Re: Log ID
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 08:01:12 AM »
Yes, the smoother bark and the small interlaced ridges.  Mockernut will typically have larger, coarser ridges.  It could be bitternut with that smoother interlaced bark, but pignut is more common, so that is more likely what you have.  No other way to tell without twigs, leaves, buds, or nuts. 
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