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05-07-2019 01:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood logs species larva type

I picked up these logs last night from a house a few blocks from me and i have a couple of questions.
1. What species of wood is this.
2. Are the holes in the center due to larva and if so is it safe to keep in my garage?



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#1 posted 05-07-2019 01:01 PM

A good picture of the bark and your general location would help. Seeing the borer holes, and the bark, I would guess soft maple. Please post a square on picture of the bark.

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 01:29 PM

Looks like hickory but hard to tell from the pictures. A close up of the spli edge would help.

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 01:54 PM

I’d go with Red Maple. And yes, looks like bugs commonly seen in Maples. If it were me, I’d keep it segregated from the rest of my wood until I could get it processed and make sure the critters aren’t still active. Kiln drying will kill them or, if you’re cutting it up small enough, bake it in your oven for a couple hours at 140+ degrees.

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#4 posted 05-07-2019 02:36 PM


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