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ValleyCottageSplitter Posted By ValleyCottageSplitter, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:06 AM

  1. ValleyCottageSplitter

    ValleyCottageSplitter
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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Rockland Co, NY
    Can't tell what this is. Decent pictures too. It kind of looks like maple, a few like hickory... Maybe it's gum? At this point I'm holding out for 24MBTU or better.
     

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  2. Kevin Weis

    Kevin Weis
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    Mar 3, 2018
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    Not Gum I don't believe. Deffinitely not Sour Gum, bark is all wrong for that. Your too far north for Sweet Gum unless it was a planted tree. One photo suggest hickory. Possibly Ash maybe Green Ash. A split would help.
     
  3. ValleyCottageSplitter

    ValleyCottageSplitter
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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Rockland Co, NY
    They just responded. Apparently there were a few trees. That last one looks like hickory or white oak. They are pretty common in that region. I think it's worth a look. Have a decent chance at getting something good. Would be great to add some to the white oak round stash.

    There are some sweet gum around, not extremely common though.
     
  4. Woody5506

    Woody5506
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    I would've guessed maybe oak, not because I'm good at identifying it since I rarely get it, but because there's oak leaves around. I'd say it's not ash, but one pic looks like maple. Looks like nicely cut, straight wood. I'd go for it.
     
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  5. Kevin Weis

    Kevin Weis
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    Mar 3, 2018
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    Union Bridge, Md
    In the mid-atlantic Sweet Gum is strickly a coastal plain tree. And typically south of Baltimore, eastern shore. maybe some as cropped up to same terrain in NY. Nice tree except for the gum balls.
     
  6. ValleyCottageSplitter

    ValleyCottageSplitter
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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Rockland Co, NY
    So after 12hrs it was more than half gone. There was one hickory log left and the rest I'm pretty sure is Sugar Maple. Don't have much experience with it. Smells sweet similar to Red maple, darker rings visible, thicker rays but thinner than oak, creamy white sapwood. More difficult to split than red maple but luckily the rounds are straight. The x27 bounces except near the edge.

    I was there slowly lugging 80lb logs into the bed and another two guys showed up in a F150. Said I'd split it with them if they could help me load. So 10min later we were both about loaded up and I got about 1/4cord. Should mix nicely with the white oak stash if it is Sugar Maple.
     

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  7. nrford

    nrford
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    Hard Maple and hickory, you had it from the get-go
     
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  8. ValleyCottageSplitter

    ValleyCottageSplitter
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    Dec 11, 2016
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    Rockland Co, NY
    I had no idea it was hard Maple until I got there! I lucked out!
     

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