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Small roadside score. Help Id'ing

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  1. jjspierx

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    Found a small score on the side of the road an loaded it up. Help on what kind of wood this is?

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  2. NVhunter

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    Im no where near Indiana and dont know if you even have it in that area, but maybe an Elm species... Looks similar to the Elm we have around here.
     
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    Was also thinking elm.


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  4. bear 1998

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    Split a piece...n ull know if its elm.....stringiiiee.
     
  5. lukem

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    Hi fellow Hoosier. Sorry but looks like gum. Better left in the side of the road.
     
  6. Chaz

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    Not familiar with gum trees, but the bark does remind me of the elms I have.

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  7. buZZsaw BRAD

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    High percentage says elm,
    Think elm is right
    It’s all BTUs :yes:
     
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  9. jjspierx

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    Ok, split a piece and took some pics. It split pretty easily, wasn't all stringy. Found some ants in it. There is also a weird pitchy looking substance on parts of it. It looks like pitch, but isn't really sticky like pitch.


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  10. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Was the "pitch" jelly like jjspierx?
    If so, this is characteristic of choke cherry.
     
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    Yes, that is exactly what it is like!
     
  12. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Choke cherry is the only tree im aware of that does that. Used to gross me out as a kid.
    Popular yard/ornamental tree.
     
  13. jjspierx

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    When I picked it up from the curb, I saw where the tree was cut down from and it was a pretty small yard, so it can't have been a big tree...the first pictures of it in the back of my truck was probably the whole tree I'm guessing. I'll bet you are right about it being cokecherry. Thanks for the tip. Wonder if cokecherry has similar burning characteristics of other cherry.
     
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    FIFY! I dont think they get that big by design. Dont know about burning characteristics. I know mrfancyplants processed some last Spring. Dont know if he has burned any yet.
     
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    I thought choke cherry had more of a birch-like bark? I have one in my yard that's pretty big, probably 50' tall, not that I'm totally convinced its choke cherry...
     
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    I looked online and there are varieties of it, but i agree with you as his doesnt have the birch like bark. The ones ive dealt with have. Maybe it isnt???
     
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    Not sure of what wood it is but somebody chewed that off rather than cut it.
     
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    I am wondering if the bark looked funny because the tree was dying? There are signs that the tree was dying and that is why it needed to be cut.
     
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    The main cherry that I got over the spring was flowering or ornamental cherry. The wood looks a lot different that this. I was using wild or black cherry from the charts to estimate btu and drying time. Burning well so far though. It was standing dead for a while so a lot of hollow sections and the branches are real spongy, but works well for starting the fire now that it is nice and dry.