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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Post Ok need help identifying this wood PLEASE

Ok everyone got this wood and several people have told me this is GREAT wood to cook over in my Santa Maria grill.
Can someone PLEASE help me identify what kind of tree this is?









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Unread 11-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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the leaf pattern looks very much like a hickory, the bark less so. Maybe a (k)Not Hickory. Maybe a Pignut Hickory.
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based on the leaf I'd say it's an ash.
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based on the leaf I'd say it's an ash.
Looks like Ash to me too...I've got seven of em in my yard.
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Not a hickory, for sure. Could very well be a species of ash. Looks like the leaves/twigs are opposite. Could also be some exotic ornamental tree. If it's a native tree, I'd say it's a species of ash, but it's hard to say for sure from those photos. If it was an eastern tree, I could tell you, but there's a lot of trees out there that I'm not familiar with.
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Looks like ash to me too. I have used it to smoke a rolled roast in years past, and with excellent results also. Smoked it on a sheet iron folded "Pit". Bent in a U shape and put a grill and another piece of tin on top to hold in the smoke. Smoked it for about 3 hours, low and slow.
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I was guessing Hickory or Ash myself but here is the weird part....the bark(maybe to young) doesn't look like ash bark does it? Also it does look like Hickory BUT it has the 5 leaf pattern like hickory.

I'm comparing all this to this site it shows the different leaf patter of the different types of Ash and toward the very bottom it shows the Hickory leaf patter. 5 leaves?
http://treedoctor.anr.msu.edu/ash/ashtree_id.html

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The flowers have me stumped though.
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The first thing that came to mind was ash, great for shade:D

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That'd be an ash. 90% confidence. Leaves little seed pods everywhere...
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Yep...another vote for ash. Definately not a hickory.
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Might be an ash native to the western U.S.
Have you noticed any nuts associated with it? Leaves and bark resemble English Walnut, the female flowers appear with the leaves, see deguerre's comment above.
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Mikeyd. Show the pictures to your local cooperative extension. Go to the source.
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Ok let's say it is a Ash tree.....is it good cooking wood for my Santa Maria?
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Give it a try and smell the smoke. Cook a fatty on it or something cheap. I have never tried ash and I would be interested to know how it is.
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