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Identify this wood

Petr51488

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NJ
Can anyone identify this wood? Is it good for burning? and does anyone know any tricks on how to tell whether its a hardwood? (not this piece, just any piece. Other than its weight)

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sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
Tamarack it looks like.Yes it is a hard wood and exellent to burn.You can tell if it is a hard wood by sticking an axe in it.If it is a hard wood you will know it.But I 'm pretty sure it is Tamarack
 
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Petr51488

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NJ
sheshovel said:
Tamarack it looks like.Yes it is a hard wood and exellent to burn.You can tell if it is a hard wood by sticking an axe in it.If it is a hard wood you will know it.But I 'm pretty sure it is Tamarack
Your sure it's a hardwood and its good to burn though right? Thanks!
 

mkwl

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
Definitely looks like some kind of hardwood to me. You can burn ANY kind of hardwood with no problem. NEVER EVER burn pine!!!
 

Squizzy246B

LawnSite Senior Member
Well it aint:

Ironbark
Mulga
Tassie Oak
Redgum
Blackbutt
Jarrah
Marri or
Sheoak...:rolleyes:

sorry...couldn't help myself:waving:
 

treedoc1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northern VA
It's just a nasty old silver maple...you should be happy to see it down...no more leaves.
Lots of moisture in those trees, might want to use a machine to split immediately and let it season in pieces.
 

jim dailey

LawnSite Senior Member
treedoc1 said:
It's just a nasty old silver maple...you should be happy to see it down...no more leaves.
Lots of moisture in those trees, might want to use a machine to split immediately and let it season in pieces.
Exactly, Exactly, Exactly. Never heard of Tamarac in the NorthEast.
 

dvmcmrhp52

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Pa.
jim dailey said:
Exactly, Exactly, Exactly. Never heard of Tamarac in the NorthEast.


We've got Tamarac here in the northeast it just isn't real common in a lot of areas.
And yes, it will never dry without getting pretty nasty without splitting it. It's only a mediocre wood for heat, but it still burns...........
 

sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
That's a bunch of crap,Tamerack burns real slow so its great to throw on after you get your coals going WITH PINE and nice and hot.Will burn for hours and put out nice heat..This is coming from a person whos only source of heat is a woodstove.
 
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