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Wood/Tree Identification

Discussion in 'The Living World' started by The Hammer, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's your resident Hammer here. Is anyone able to identify wood type via picture? I'm not good with trees in the PNW where I live. I am making a staff, for reasons, but would really like to know what kind of tree it is from. Attaching some pictures. The first two pictures are similar in look and feel to what I have grabbed. While the third photo looks like it could be a dry version of the same type of branch, and the last photo is of a tree that looks like it could be related. Any help friends?

    IMG_20200215_160232.jpg IMG_20200215_160236.jpg IMG_20200216_160933.jpg IMG_20200216_161051.jpg
     
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  2. Mindmaster

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    A really jacked up bit of Birch?
     
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    Google image search says the first image is pond pine, the second is wood, the third is mexican pinyon and the fourth is canoe birch. Sooo...probably none of these...:D
     
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    My thoughts were....
    Branch
    Wood
    Stick
    Birch
     
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    What we would call silver birch in the UK
     
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    You are from the US, aren't you? In Europe I would suspect that 1 and 2 are alder / black alder because few other trees have such a typical dark bark and reddish brown wood. But I'm lost at American botany.
     
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  7. The Hammer

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    Yeah, pacific Northwest of the US. I don't think it's black alder because the first two pictures the wood is wet from the rain.
     
  8. The Hammer

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    Consensus appears to be birch, but the bark wasn't papery, even though it peeled off in nice chunks.
     
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    Its hard to see, but in the left two images I would say 'Cherry' because of smooth bark or perhaps maple. I have not ever touched maple, but it could be cherry.

    Try this site: tree identification | identify bark of trees
     
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