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Old 10-18-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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OK, it's the bonus round of "Name That Wood".
My neighbor cut down a tree that looked like plumb. He said it never had fruit and and did not know what it was.

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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Plum or wild cherry is my guess.....
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
somebody shut me the fark up.

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I agree with jham0077 but a picture of one of the leaves would help to identify the exact type. Ornamental varieties often do not produce fruits but they are equally great for smoking as well.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Iammadman beat me to it.. Probably an ornamental. No fruit. I had an ornamental plum, and the heartwood was much darker, but there's probably a 100 different kinds. Light it up!

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Old 10-18-2014, 07:30 PM   #5
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Looks like the cherry i have.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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I had a ton of plum trees on my property as a kid and that looks very similar.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
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Could be a fruitless plum tree. Burn a bit of it, and if it smells good, cook with it.

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Old 10-18-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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Japan plum??
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:15 AM   #9
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As long as it flowered like a fruit tree in spring, I'd say go ahead and smoke
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #10
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Choke cherry IMHO.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:06 AM   #11
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Looks like cherry to me, although I have not seen much plum so I'm not sure
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