Someone about a half a mile from me cut a tree down friday and put it by the road. After driving by it a few times I couldn't stand it any more so I stopped and took some pictures. What kind of wood is this?
The leaves have already dried and turned brown as you can see in the first picture so I am not sure if getting dedicated leaf pictures will help. The trunk was probably 28 inches in diameter or more. I just found the pattern in the pattern in the stump very interesting. The tree was beside the road so I would be concerned about nails.
If you like turning.....spalt is pretty. It appeared to be firewood length, unless set-up to saw shorts, they are aggravating BUT can be done. You can carefully make some chainsaw lumber for small projects.
My 0.02 $
I mostly agree with hackberry (=sugarberry), as it looks like the ones I've cut around here. Turns well and spalting really sets off the turnings.
The soft middle reminds me of chinaberry (=chokecherry here)--that's the way they grow 'round here, except the wood color is too light. Tried turning some once, but it'll be a cold day somewhere before I do that again.
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