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Old 06-23-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Help me identify the wood....

This branch fell a few months ago in the woods behind my house, and I think it's oak. Can anyone tell me from these photos? The first two are the tree, and the last is the branch. I need firewood!

http://gallery.mac.com/hotforteacherbbq#100008

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Old 06-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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It's definitely an oak,could be black or chestnut.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:06 AM   #3
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I say oak.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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The leaves will tell you the most. Can you get some pictures of the leaves?
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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The bark looks like oak, but like CR said, we need to see the leaves to know for sure.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #6
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Hey, I know what mine is.

A friend had a small apple tree blow over in one of our recent late-afternoon thunderstorms, so I salvaged about 10' of trunk. After putting a fresh chain on my saw, I cut it into chunks to season. Boy, is that stuff wet inside!



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(About half the wood pile below the second shot is black cherry from a leaner I took down a couple years ago. Been using it in the WSM.)
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #7
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I've added the pics of the leaves.

Again, thanks for all your help!

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #8
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Leave look like chestnut.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #9
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Looks like chestnut oak,,if it's the same as the white chestnut up here then it should be ok to cook with,,may have used that wood for sausage.
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OK. I'm truly ignorant. Is chestnut OK for BBQing? I'm assuming so... Is it a type of oak?
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