Trying to figure out if this is cherry or birch? Any information would be so greatly appreciated!
Thanks 😊 🙏🏻Cherry - welcome to the forum!
hey, thanks for the reply to my post. I thought there may have been two trees cut down together, and then noticed when looked that cherry can have bark that is like birch and that is like the potato chip type bark. What are your thoughts? The live edge in the photos I believe is from the log with the flakey bark not the birch type. ThAnks again 🙏🏻
Hey thanks for the info, I’m in eastern central Indiana and we seem to have a nice mix of forestry in our area. I thought they were two different trees when I grabbed the logs for sure, and then I saw some photos with bark that was very similar to birch and also that flaky potato chip bark. Then I found a few characteristics between the two totally different looking logs. I’ll attach photos and tell me your thoughtspics 1,2,3 agree with birch, not cherry, wrong bark and not enough sapwood.
log pics, could be cherry. is cherry common in your area?
last pic, fas/finished board, is birch
I said cherry at first. There is paper birch also in the pics, most pics are cherry. The logs are two different species, no way they came from the same tree.In post number 14 that bark looks like birch. I have never seen cherry bark in layers like that, so now, I really don't know what you have. Cherry around here doesn't have heavy bark and isn't layered. River birch, or as some call it paper birch, does have layered bark sorta like paper.