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Rick99
04-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Hi guys, sorry for the dumb question but any idea of what type of tree I have here? I think it's a maple but not sure. The recent storms knocked a boat load of tree branches down and I was hoping I could smoke with the wood in my offset. Any help would be great and thanks. Not the best pictures but all I have for now.94976

IamMadMan
04-25-2014, 05:48 PM
How about a good close-up of a leaf?

Rick99
04-25-2014, 05:51 PM
How about a good close-up of a leaf?

Ok going to try, really no leaves yet but this is the best going to try and grab one94977

Rick99
04-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Best I could find from a dead pike the leaves on the branches are real small and can't reach them so I had to use this dead one.94978

mchar69
04-25-2014, 06:00 PM
You sure that leaf is from that spindly tree? If so, red oak is my best guess. Still need to dry the wood out.

Rick99
04-25-2014, 06:11 PM
You sure that leaf is from that spindly tree? If so, red oak is my best guess. Still need to dry the wood out.

Took the big camera out to get a pic of the leaves in the tree here they are 94979

Rick99
04-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Took the big camera out to get a pic of the leaves in the tree here they are 94979

And another94980

tpope
04-25-2014, 06:15 PM
The leaf is from a red oak of some type... Get a picture of the bark.

Rick99
04-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Here is a tree right next to it, they look the same to me94981

Rick99
04-25-2014, 06:23 PM
And one more of the pile
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Rick99
04-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Do these pictures help?

Budman1
04-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Almost looks like a maple. Silver maple maybe. The leaf you are holding is an oak, but the pics of the tree look like maple.

Smokin' D
04-25-2014, 07:12 PM
I think the leaf you are holding is a Red Oak or Pin Oak leaf. The tree looks to be a Silver Maple, which is a softer wood than Norway or Sugar maple, but might be fine to cook with. A very mild smoke though and not a lot of BTU's.

tpope
04-25-2014, 07:13 PM
Maple. Yes smoke with it. Red oak too..

Rick99
04-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Alright thanks everyone so It looks like I have a maple for the smaller tree and the fatter one is a red oak? Thanks for all your help!

cliffcarter
04-25-2014, 09:45 PM
Alright thanks everyone so It looks like I have a maple for the smaller tree and the fatter one is a red oak? Thanks for all your help!

Looks to me that you have two silver maples, no oak tree, just a random leaf. The first pictures of leaves that you posted are silver maple leaves. Oak trees are the last trees to leaf out in the spring, maples are among the first, especially red and silver maples.

Teleking
04-25-2014, 09:48 PM
And another94980

Silver maple.

revkab
04-25-2014, 10:21 PM
The trees with the live leaves on them are Maple without a question. I concur with the guess that they are probably silver maple because of the sharp forks. The leave you held in your hand did not come from the tree in the picture, it is an oak.