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Forum topic by Tluurts posted 05-19-2020 11:20 PM 474 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tluurts

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05-19-2020 11:20 PM

Hey guys,

I have a friend who’s tree went down on their house recently so they had it all chopped up. I was looking at it and was curious what type of tree it was. I might be willing to mill some of it out. She thought it might be fun to make a table top out of the pieces if milled properly.

Anyone know? This went down in Detroit, Michigan.

Thanks everyone!!!

-- What's an acorn you ask? In a nutshell, it's an oak tree


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#1 posted 05-19-2020 11:52 PM



Hey guys,

I have a friend who s tree went down

Thanks everyone!!! Tluurts

Yep I can assure you that is a tree.

Identification is much better looking close up of end grain, and if you can cut a board out to show face grain, that always helps. There are threads here several pages long following pics of milled boards with close ups of end grain, and several opinions about them.

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#2 posted 05-20-2020 12:51 AM

Did it have black berries on it that birds love? I would guess mulberry. It is a fruitwood so it is good for smoking meat. The bark on the roots is bright yellow. I have a piece in my shop with the end waxed waiting to be turned. Picture attached. I am in Illinois

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#3 posted 05-20-2020 12:58 AM

And this is a picture of the bark.

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#4 posted 05-20-2020 01:16 AM

It’s much easier to I’d a tree from the leaves. To me it’s odd that someone has a tree in their yard and doesn’t know what species it is.
No table for someone that doesn’t look at trees :(

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#5 posted 05-20-2020 01:17 AM

Can’t say on the wood species, but does she (or you) have any idea of the amount of time, effort, and care that will be required to turn those green logs into useable lumber for a table top? It won’t be ready for the big Labor Day barbecue.

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#6 posted 05-20-2020 02:27 PM

I believe most people have no clue as to what species trees they have. Some of those pieces may sprout leaves. If so, post a picture. I will post a picture of mulberry leaves soon.

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Tluurts

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#7 posted 05-20-2020 03:06 PM



Identification is much better looking close up of end grain, and if you can cut a board out to show face grain, that always helps. There are threads here several pages long following pics of milled boards with close ups of end grain, and several opinions about them.

- therealSteveN

I’ll try to cut one up and post a picture by tomorrow evening.


Did it have black berries on it that birds love? I would guess mulberry. It is a fruitwood so it is good for smoking meat. The bark on the roots is bright yellow.

- ibewjon

Don’t know if it had berries on it. Looks very similar though. I didn’t see any discernible leaves around. There’s a maple and a cottonwood nearby. I know those leaves. Haven’t seen anything


Can’t say on the wood species, but does she (or you) have any idea of the amount of time, effort, and care that will be required to turn those green logs into useable lumber for a table top? It won’t be ready for the big Labor Day barbecue.

- Kazooman

The question was for wood species, thanks.

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#8 posted 05-20-2020 04:12 PM

Here is a picture of small leaves. Sometimes the logs will sprout leaves in an effort to survive.

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Tluurts

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#9 posted 05-21-2020 04:09 PM


Here is a picture of small leaves. Sometimes the logs will sprout leaves in an effort to survive.

- ibewjon

Thanks. No leaves yet. Here’s a cross section of the wood.

-- What's an acorn you ask? In a nutshell, it's an oak tree

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farmfromkansas

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#10 posted 05-28-2020 01:24 PM

Was the wood yellow when first cut? Mulberry does change to a darker brown after cut. When you plane the surface, it has yellow under neath. I have used some, if it does not have flaws, makes nice lumber. Great fire wood. splits easy.

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#11 posted 05-28-2020 01:36 PM



Was the wood yellow when first cut? Mulberry does change to a darker brown after cut. When you plane the surface, it has yellow under neath. I have used some, if it does not have flaws, makes nice lumber. Great fire wood. splits easy.

- farmfromkansas

Yes it was!! This is indeed mulberry and I’m very excited to experiment with it. It started sprouting little leaves too and I got an app to help identify.

Thank you everyone!!

-- What's an acorn you ask? In a nutshell, it's an oak tree

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#12 posted 05-28-2020 02:05 PM

Good to hear it sprouted leaves. Don’t forget to save some scraps for the grill!

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