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Unread 04-01-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Its big trash day in my neighborhood today so I drove around looking for a weber kettle lid for my UDS. Struck out on that.. but I did see a pile of nice looking logs that are well seasoned and would make good chunks. I have NO idea what kind of wood this is.. I don't know the first thing about identifying wood once it is cut into small logs... Can anyone point me to a web resource that might help?

I think I'm going to go pick up these logs though... they look like good ones to me, but I'm not sure.

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Unread 04-01-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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http://www.oplin.org/tree/
http://www.arborday.org/trees/treeID.cfm
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/forsite/Idtree.htm
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Unread 04-01-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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both of those sites require that you see what kind of leaves or fruit the tree bears... I only have a stack of logs to work with.

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The third one gives you an opportunity to identify by the bark. Better yet, could you post a picture here. These guys know a lot about identifying wood.
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Have you asked the owners of the wood?
They might give you a place to at least start with type verification.

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Unread 04-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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Have you asked the owners of the wood?
They might give you a place to at least start with type verification.

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Not possible.. it was out front of an empty house that is for sale. I picked it up and photos are coming...

I think it might be birch.. it is very smooth bark and has a red tinge to it..

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Unread 04-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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Here's the pile.

And a single log. what is it? Is it good for smoking? and does it look like it is well seasoned? The wood looks old to me.

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Could you post a picture of a twig. That way a key can be used to determine the species of tree. I need to be able to see the bud scars to use a key.

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The way it has open splits on the ends, I'd say it's been cut for awhile, definitely seasoned. I have friends bring me fresh cut sugar maple from up north. I season it until the ends just start to get small splits in them, the wood is then ready for cooking with. Let it season any longer and it's just BTUs. Good and free BTUs mind you. But not much flavor anymore, still some flavor, just not as much.
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I'm guessing maple but it also could be that damned Bradford Pear.
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1st, I know nothing about identifying wood, only cooking with it's sawdust. I am sure most are going to laugh and I will be curious when it is determined what species it is, but I am gonna take a wild guess and say Walnut.
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That looks alot like a pear or Apricot tree from what I have seen before. Father in-law has fruit tress and has had some split from ice and that looks familiar.
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most of the logs have a reddish tint to them.. does that help? I've never seen a maple with reddish bark.

How can I tell if it is good for smoking?

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Blutch - I have your answer! I just cooked with that stuff TONIGHT. ;)

It looks like hackberry, bro. It grows all over in the OKC area. Smooth, gray bark and it cooks like 'hickory lite'. Score!
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Blutch - I have your answer! I just cooked with that stuff TONIGHT. ;)

It looks like hackberry, bro. It grows all over in the OKC area. Smooth, gray bark and it cooks like 'hickory lite'. Score!
Not sure about that. Does not look like the hackberry I have.

I would vote maple family. Take a piece to a green house. They should be able to help you out.

http://www.oplin.org/tree/

This is the site I use to ID wood. Click on the section to ID by name. There are bark pics listed under the tree names.
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