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06-27-2019 03:15 PM

Hey guys, I recently cut down a tree in my back yard, and decided to mill up the larger pieces and do something with it. I’m thinking it might be ash, but I’m not sure, and wondering if anyone can tell me for sure? The tree has been dead for quite a while, so I don’t have any of the leaves, but I have some bark and the grain to reference.


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#1 posted 06-27-2019 07:14 PM

Ash is a good guess. Could also be Red Oak. I can’t really tell from the photos.

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

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#2 posted 06-27-2019 07:25 PM

Red Oak was my guess

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#3 posted 06-27-2019 07:33 PM

alder,this is lumber jocks,it’s always alder-lol.

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2019 07:35 PM

Show us the end grain.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 06-27-2019 07:46 PM

yeah I’m taking back my vote for RO and going with Alder

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#6 posted 06-27-2019 10:28 PM

Not sure, but the bark kind-of resembles the chinese elm trees we have in my area.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 06-27-2019 10:50 PM

Not Red Oak.

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#8 posted 06-27-2019 10:53 PM

The end grain is Alder as well.

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#9 posted 06-27-2019 11:50 PM

Get a pick of end grain, and
stare at some of the pictures at these two sites till you find a match:

https://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/
http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

With all holes in bark, looks like wood peckers were eating bugs. If you find any D shaped exit holes in wood, those are Emerald Ash Borer holes. They only eat ASH.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#10 posted 06-28-2019 03:13 AM



Show us the end grain.

- bondogaposis

Here’s a close-up of the end grain.

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#11 posted 06-28-2019 03:25 AM



Get a pick of end grain, and
stare at some of the pictures at these two sites till you find a match:

https://www.wood-database.com/wood-finder/
http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

With all holes in bark, looks like wood peckers were eating bugs. If you find any D shaped exit holes in wood, those are Emerald Ash Borer holes. They only eat ASH.

Best Luck.

- CaptainKlutz

Thanks for the tip. I go to the wood-database site quite a bit, but never thought to compare the end grain. In comparing the photo I posted above to the end grain photo of an american elm, it looks like a match. None of the ash species seem to be very close.

https://www.wood-database.com/american-elm/

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#12 posted 06-28-2019 01:18 PM


In comparing the photo I posted above to the end grain photo of an american elm, it looks like a match.

- Andrew714

Yes, those wavy lines in the end grain are a dead giveaway for elm.

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#13 posted 06-28-2019 01:51 PM

Looks like Elm.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#14 posted 06-28-2019 02:00 PM

Elm has a distinct smell.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 06-28-2019 02:01 PM

american alder elm :<)))

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