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Forum topic by CRAIGCLICK posted 05-10-2018 12:28 AM 809 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2018 12:28 AM

Hi all. I have a couple of trees in my backyard that may need to come down. I’m trying to figure out id I should keep the logs and have them milled.

This one here is a big boy. I’ve looked everywhere but can’t seem to be able to match the leaves.

And this one has a bizarre looking trunk

What say you?

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#1 posted 05-10-2018 02:49 AM

Good website for that sort of thing if in the US. I’ve always been terrible at tree id’ing.

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 07:18 AM

I am no expert, but I sort of recognize both of those, which surprises me?

#1 Leaves:
Looks like an oak variety? If oak, likely have acorns on ground, or bunches of stems with very small flowers every spring? There are a lot of strange oak leave variations. My guess is common burr oak.

Oak is oak. Is plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Unless the tree is very large to enable decent quarter sawn recovery, or has unique burl/texture; may not be worth cost to mill a single tree?

#2 Strange bark looks like hack berry that grew in my back yard as kid. It had large numbers of small red berries and some thorns near fruit, horrible amounts of litter, you would know if you had one.
If the size of bumps is small, might think bumps were a form of tree scale (diseased), and not useful for identification. But I still think Hack Berry.

Have to look up Hack berry on interweb and decide for your self if useful to mill:

Best Luck.

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 11:13 AM

First pic is black oak, Quercus velutina. The shade leaves are large and blobby, like in the pic. The sun leaves are deeply lobed.

Second pic is hackberry or sugarberry.

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 05:47 PM

See all the “knobbies” on the trunk ? Black pin oak. ;o)

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#5 posted 05-11-2018 11:34 AM

There is black oak and there is pin oak. There is not a black pin oak unless that is a local name for black oak or pin oak.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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