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Author Topic: Cedar Elm vs Pecan  (Read 421 times)

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Cedar Elm vs Pecan
« on: December 12, 2020, 11:35:28 PM »
I got a load of branches of these two mixed for firewood and I can't tell them apart.  Same with larger logs too - once the leaves come off it's hard for me to tell the difference.  Anything specific I can look that would allow me to identify which is which?

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Re: Cedar Elm vs Pecan
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 10:01:06 PM »
The pecan will turn orange after a day or two of exposure to the air.  Cedar Elm will never turn any shade of orange, but will gray like a normal wood.

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Re: Cedar Elm vs Pecan
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 02:37:37 AM »
Look at the end grain. Cedar elm will have a wavy grain to it. 
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Re: Cedar Elm vs Pecan
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2020, 08:00:44 AM »
Lee is spot on.  The end grain of the two is very different, even to the naked eye.  You might need a razor knife to make a clean little slice to see the features clearly, but probably not. 
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