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« on: October 20, 2014, 07:58:17 AM »
Howdy!  Is there a page on the Forestry Forum for tree identification?
I have a big tree, at least 20" that has leaves like a black gum or persimmon, but the bark is linear like a locust. What could it be? Thanks!
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 08:22:41 AM »
Photos would be helpful. ;D
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:58:55 AM »
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Is there a page on the Forestry Forum for tree identification?
Look at the first board below the "Chainsaw" board.  Tree, Plant, and Wood I.D.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
Okay sure!
  I will look there. I will try to get a photo or two. The leaves will be gone soon.
Thanks!
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 04:23:53 PM »
Okay sure!
  I will look there. I will try to get a photo or two. The leaves will be gone soon.
Thanks!

These guys are good enough that they can usually ID something with a good photo of the twig pattern and bark. I swear some of them can bite into the wood and tell you what species it is.  ;D

The leaves will help out a bunch.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 08:16:24 AM »
Hey Fellers,
   I got the pictures.  I don't think I can download it from this computer into the gallery.
I can do it from home though. I will have it in a couple of days. Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 10:15:40 AM »
Okay, I finally got it. Sorry for all the posts. LOL
 

  

  

 
  Sorry that they are sideways. We have steep property but not that steep.
The closest I can get is black gum, but the bark is linear.
Thanks!
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 11:19:14 AM »
Some of the big dogs will be around later, but, looks like black gum to me.
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »
Blackgum,  the branches are coming off at a 90 degree angle.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 01:18:37 PM »
Okay, thank you all very much. I've cut blackgum before, but that one puzzled me.
Okay, here is another one. It is a chestnut oak, but look at this tumor. LOL
 

  

 
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 02:17:38 PM »
The burl is worth more than the tree.
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2014, 08:01:22 AM »
Hmmm. That is interesting. Someone else told me that.
How is the best way to sell it or work it up?
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 09:57:01 AM »
I've heard landowners sell burls by the pound.  The buyer will probably have an idea of how they'd like to remove the burl and work it up.  But theyre typically turned on a lathe into highly figured bowls, vases etc
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2014, 11:11:30 AM »
Yes to black gum, and a nice burl that should attract the interest of a local wood turner.
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 01:10:15 PM »
Okay. Thank you all for the input!
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Re: Tree Identification
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2014, 11:41:39 AM »

Yep to what Ron Scott said, which is "yep" to what the others said.
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