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dang this tree #6594082
08/13/19 07:40 PM
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limbs on it try to take my head off every other time i mow under it.
gonna trim about 2 inches from the ground this winter, i have no clue what kind of tree it is tho.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594087
08/13/19 07:50 PM
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"fire" wood. grin


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Re: dang this tree [Re: pcr2] #6594095
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Looks like an Elm, possibly American Elm!


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594099
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If it is indeed in the Elm family it's nearly worthless for fire wood, as it stinks when burned and leaves lot's of ash. The trunk doesn't look like elm to me tho, more like a Beech.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594109
08/13/19 08:26 PM
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Bark looks similar to a beech?


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594128
08/13/19 08:54 PM
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Leaves look like elm and if you are using it for firewood, I hope you have a hydraulic splitter or you may have another winter burn just in axe handles. That stuff grows like a cork screw and I have had axes at near 90 degree to me when the axe head followed the grain and I was left holding the handle. Wood splitting nightmare.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594158
08/13/19 09:43 PM
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All the beech I have ever seen the bark was smooth and a gray color

Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594246
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elm burns great , never notice any smell in good wood stove all the smoke goes up the chimney, burns hot enough to hardly smell anything from any wood.

elm has decent BTU and that's about all I worry about.

I do use a hydraulic splitter.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594252
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An elm variety and looks like firah wood.

Re: dang this tree [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6594253
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My wife occasionally chastises me in the autumn as we are looking on natures beauty.
She is looking at the splendor and I am calculating btu's.
Can't help it. I was born to cut wood.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594264
08/13/19 11:30 PM
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Looks like beech to me. The bark is so covered up by lichens you can't see the smooth bark.

Re: dang this tree [Re: 52Carl] #6594288
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
Looks like beech to me. The bark is so covered up by lichens you can't see the smooth bark.

It could be beech I suppose but if he lived there very many years I think he would have noticed some beech nuts sometime or other. The leaves do look right. It's that trunk that's throwing me off.
I have shot many a squirrel out of beech trees. It's one of my favorite mast trees as many critters use them for feed.
Where I come from, many an old woodsman carved their names or initials in that smooth bark.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: Scuba1] #6594307
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
Leaves look like elm and if you are using it for firewood, I hope you have a hydraulic splitter or you may have another winter burn just in axe handles. That stuff grows like a cork screw and I have had axes at near 90 degree to me when the axe head followed the grain and I was left holding the handle. Wood splitting nightmare.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: the Blak Spot] #6594316
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We live on the western edge of the largest beech forest in Europe. Our beech trees here have a shorter leaf, but around the farm beech is the preferred wood against chestnut and birch. We have oaks as well, but not as much. I agree about the beech nuts though... they are everywhere under the trees in the fall. For me, beech splits nicely... but especially when the neighbor shows up with the splitter.

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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594322
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don't think is beech, bark is lots darker than the other beechs here. and i have never seen it have nuts on it or under it.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594332
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I would guess beech or maybe chestnut, if chestnut it shoud produce burrs on it.

Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594352
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water beech or grey hysop or muscle wood but maybe a huge iron wood.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594368
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Mussle wood. They don't put on nuts that I'm aware of.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594392
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i say water beech honestly but things go by different names to different people and places.


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Re: dang this tree [Re: cotton] #6594399
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It looks like American hornbeam-AKA hop hornbeam, iron wood, muscle wood, blue beech- from looking at the leaves.
The fruit looks, and hangs down like, hops from which beer is made. It grows most often in the creek bottoms and usually doesn't get very big.
If that's what it is, it's a big one.
A better look at the smaller limbs would let us know for sure.

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