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Old 07-16-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Wood id question

Would like to know what kind of wood this is, thanks in advance
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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Looks like the actual wood is wet, but from what I can see of the bark, ash maybe??? I see you're from Pittsburgh. I'm about an hour north of there and we have a lot of it dying off around us...
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:56 PM   #3
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Can't tell from the photo. Can you give us a shot of the bark? Also, any context you can give might be helpful - especially the location and setting where the tree grew. Leaves would be most helpful, but I assume you don't have those since the wood looks like it has been cut long enough to start drying out.

I don't think it's ash. The wood looks way too dark for ash. I almost want to call it black walnut, but I can't say that with any degree of certainty based on the photo.
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If you don't get any satisfactory responses, you can always try your local county extension office.
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Walnut? It does look damp but the split shows it's dark through.
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Growth rings look too big for walnut but otherwise that would be my guess.
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