Wood ID time

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  1. jrider

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    Wood is light in weight and has a distinct smell that I can’t really describe. No leaves as these logs were dropped off.
     

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  2. Chud

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    Kentucky Coffeetree final answer
    If it splits like saltines than I’d be more confident in my answer. Wood color and growth rings look right and it has a unique smell.
     
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    Reminds of some stuff I picked up a while back. Pretty sure it was Siberian elm. Split pretty easily and became pretty light. Had an interesting smell too. Not bad.
     
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    Definitely no species of elm
     
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    Just how do saltines split? This isn’t the first time I’ve gotten some of this wood just first time I asked. It splits as easy as sassafras
     
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    This is a stump of a Coffeetree i cut. I didn’t keep the other pics.
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    Growth rings are more open or porous on the wood I have plus I’m in NJ
     
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    Saltine cracker easy splitting
    It is comparable to splitting sassafras
    Grows in zones 3-8 including NJ
     
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    Possibly then. I looked at at map of where it grows and it was no where near me. Who knows...
     
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    I say catalpa. The smell is unique but not unpleasant IMO. I also noticed the center pith on your round as well as mine.
     
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    I concur!
     
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    I compare catalpa to sassy in terms of splitablity factor, wood weight and texture.

    Load of catalpa i cut last Spring. Note: far right vertical log is Eastern red cedar. IMG_2405 (1).JPG
     
  14. jrider

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    I saw catalpa at a guys place that had a little mill. What he called catalpa looked much nicer than this but what from what you guys are saying is catalpa, I would agree
     
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    Found some pics of catalpa next to sassafras. IMG_0370.JPG IMG_0372.JPG IMG_0371.JPG
     
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    It looks very similar to the Catalpa I've been cutting here as well. Fast to dry & process, fairly low btu's.
     
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    Catalpa for the win!
     
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    That's what I was going to say, Brad's pics sure look like same tree! You guys kill me how you have such big trees in your areas. But, we grow bigass gators. And skeeters. And cottonmouths.
     
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    Those are just pecker poles in these parts!!!

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