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Can anyone ID this wood?

by Jake0261
posted 10-13-2018 02:14 PM


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mahdee

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 02:24 PM

These are called invisible trees because they are nearly impossible to see. Good rescue!

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 02:30 PM

The removal creme used by the tree company tends to blur the grain making an ID difficult. The longer you wait, the more it just blends into the white background 8^)

Seriously, A few good pictures of the bark and end grain and if possible, a photo of a similar tree still standing. You will get all sorts of conjecture in reply!

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 02:50 PM

really :<))))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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000

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 03:12 PM

Pretty sure new members have to have a certain number of posts (5?) before you can post a picture,
or that your first picture has to be approved ? Something like that?

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 03:28 PM

It’s Alder.

Definitely Alder.

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Jake0261

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 03:35 PM

Ok ok you all are clearly from the north east. Thank you for the warm welcome, it’s a breath of fresh air having sarcasm back in my life. The photo was taken with a new iPhone filter, The ghost effect.

The wood is an almost blood/violet red. It’s not aromatic cedar(no smell)
There wasn’t any bark. It’s pretty heavy but resaws without much effort. I’ll post pictures when I level up.

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 03:41 PM



Ok ok you all are clearly from the north east. Thank you for the warm welcome, it’s a breath of fresh air having sarcasm back in my life. The photo was taken with a new iPhone filter, The ghost effect.

The wood is an almost blood/violet red. It’s not aromatic cedar(no smell)
There wasn’t any bark. It’s pretty heavy but resaws without much effort. I’ll post pictures when I level up.

- Jake0261


more descriptions without the pics still doesnt help,we need to see it.but i will say welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mr_Pink

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 03:45 PM


There wasn’t any bark.

That explains how the tree died.

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AlaskaGuy

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 04:20 PM

In Alaska we call that a “No-See-Ums” trees.

Did you ask the tree service?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 04:39 PM

Shot in the dark but maybe Blood Alder? But better see if Fridge can confirm? :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Ripper70

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 04:50 PM

I have a similar looking tree in my yard. I’m adding a few Polaroids of the bark and end grain to help Jake out. I’ve always assumed it was Douglas fir, but what do I know?

BTW, welcome to LumberJocks. As you navigate your way around the site, you’ll come to realize that you’ve managed to ask the most loaded question there is to ask on LJ in your very first post.

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AlaskaGuy

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#12 posted 10-13-2018 04:56 PM

What trees grow in Phoenix?
Types of Desert Trees

Museum Palo Verde. Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid. ...
Sissoo. Dalbergia sissoo. ...
Chilean Mesquite. Prosopis chilensis. ...
Tipu. Tipuana tipu. ...
Vitex. Vitex agnus-castus. ...
Willow Acacia. Acacia salicina. ...
Desert Willow. Chilopsis linearis. ...
Shoestring Acacia. Acacia stenophylla.

More items.

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/trees/desert-trees

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Jake0261

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#13 posted 10-13-2018 05:02 PM

Nailed it! Those pictures are a little grey though,

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000

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 05:52 PM



Nailed it! Those pictures are a little grey though,

- Jake0261

Save the images to Picasa and you can turn off the ghost filter to see them more clearly.

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 06:32 PM



It s Alder.

Definitely Alder.

- waho6o9

My man hit the nail on the head.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#16 posted 10-13-2018 06:32 PM



Shot in the dark but maybe Blood Alder? But better see if Fridge can confirm? :)

- Andre

Forgot about that subspecies. Definitely what he has.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#17 posted 10-14-2018 03:59 AM

With or without a picture all trees are ALDER. Then we have the sub-species

Alder-Oak

Alder- Maple Alder- spalted Maple begins the break down with pure Alder…

Remember to spread the “seeds of Alder”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Desert_Woodworker

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#18 posted 10-14-2018 04:08 AM


What trees grow in Phoenix?
Types of Desert Trees Museum Palo Verde. Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid. ... Sissoo. Dalbergia sissoo. ... Chilean Mesquite. Prosopis chilensis. ... Tipu. Tipuana tipu. ... Vitex. Vitex agnus-castus. ... Willow Acacia. Acacia salicina. ... Desert Willow. Chilopsis linearis. ... Shoestring Acacia. Acacia stenophylla.

More items.

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/trees/desert-trees

- AlaskaGuy

“HEMP”

The grey photos from OP
ALDER hemp- final answer

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Jake0261

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#19 posted 10-14-2018 04:11 AM

Now that I’m home, and I’ve found how to remove the ghost filter…

Attached(hopefully this time) a picture of the wood

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Desert_Woodworker

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#20 posted 10-14-2018 04:36 AM

Welcome Lumber Jocks—great efforts

After viewing the pic

Alder- ?

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Desert_Woodworker

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#21 posted 10-14-2018 04:43 AM



What trees grow in Phoenix?
Types of Desert Trees Museum Palo Verde. Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid. ... Sissoo. Dalbergia sissoo. ... Chilean Mesquite. Prosopis chilensis. ... Tipu. Tipuana tipu. ... Vitex. Vitex agnus-castus. ... Willow Acacia. Acacia salicina. ... Desert Willow. Chilopsis linearis. ... Shoestring Acacia. Acacia stenophylla.

More items.

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/trees/desert-trees

- AlaskaGuy

THE LINK THAT IS POSTED IS “SPAM”

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/trees/desert-trees

BESIDES THEY DON’T SELL HEMP :(

-- Desert_Woodworker

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splintergroup

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#22 posted 10-14-2018 01:52 PM

Having no idea about some of the more exotic stuff that grows there, I’d toss in a guess for tamarisk (salt cedar).
Pretty darn hard and heavy. pink heartwood to yellow sap wood.

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HokieKen

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#23 posted 10-15-2018 02:19 PM

Looks a lot like Blue Gum Eucalyptus. I have a couple of guys out in AZ that I hit up for this wood periodically. It’s gorgeous stuff and is very unique from tree to tree. I will say though, it’s not extremely easy to work usually. Not terribly difficult, just kinda stubborn.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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HokieKen

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#24 posted 10-15-2018 02:20 PM

The drawer faces and door on this cabinet are BG Eucalyptus:
Click for details

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#25 posted 10-15-2018 04:07 PM


BTW, welcome to LumberJocks. As you navigate your way around the site, you ll come to realize that you ve managed to ask the most loaded question there is to ask on LJ in your very first post.

- Ripper70

He could have asked how to sharpen something. :-)

I personally don’t believe Alder exists.

-Paul

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BroncoBrian

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#26 posted 10-15-2018 04:12 PM

Eucalyptus is really a hybrid of Cactus and Alder. So that could be right. Around here we call is Aldi.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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DS

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#27 posted 10-15-2018 08:54 PM

My first impression is it could be Eucalyptus, so i would agree with the other here.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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