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Need help identifying???
« on: April 08, 2005, 07:13:30 AM »
   A while back while i worked at a pallet factory,  the guys on the PENDU where sawing up some 5/8 boards when the mill filled with the aroma of oregano. The wood has the grain of oak but has a green tint to it.  My first instinct was SASSAFRAS, then some one told me a "swamp" oak.
   Sorry i don't have any pics of it. I'll try to get some. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Need help identifying???
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005, 08:23:57 AM »
Camphor and Sassafras are the most odiferus around here

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 11:57:53 AM »
Swamp oak usually smells like bad cheese.  I think your sassafras is probably right, but I don't know about that greenish tint.  Black gum (tupelo) also has a definite smell and a greenish tint. 
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