fallen tree limbs description please

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by walking dude, May 8, 2008.

  1. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dude....that is a Cherry!!
    Can't believe you waited 2 years to chop that baby down...lololol[​IMG]
    May even be Black Cherry, heres my cherry score from last weekend!

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  2. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Crud, the more I look at it, the less like Cherry it looks. I was taking the yellowish colored things as blooms. Are they not? But, typically, cherry blooms are at the end of a fairly long stem, which don't look like that.....

    Kinda looks like river birch leaves, but not the bark.....
     
  3. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Doh, looks like birch, but bark doesn't match. Should mean it's a beech tree.

    Lets see if I can find pictures of beech trees.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    this is one of the two trees it COULD be...........these are tree limbs that fell out during a wind storm........the main trees are still standing

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    these are the seed pods of the tree i DON"T think the wood is from
     
  5. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    I looked at several pics online, and I'm sticking with Beech(for what it's worth from a botanist and former FFA member who has forgotten the vast majority of things he ever knew).

    Do a google image search for Beech Leaves and see what you think.
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    no nuts packin.............just googled it
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    plus it looks like beech is not normal in the central mid west....more towards the eastern part of the country..........
     
  8. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    By the leaves, it looks like elm or cherry. Elm is asymetrical at the leaf base, cherry is symetrical. Also, in some cherry species, male trees do not fruit. I'm thinking cherry.
     
  9. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There is a black cherry, usually what they make furniture with it don't bear fruit as far as I know and they get big. 50 60 feet.I will call a freind who does some lumbering and let you know.
     
  10. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    not normal dude, but are more common than one would think, sold many of them in my day.
     
  11. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  12. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The beech around here have a nice smooth bark. The kindda bark for hornbirds to carve ther initials in.
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    deff. not a smooth barked tree for sure
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i was thinking elm.........cept the elm was killed off here in iowa YEARS ago...memeber the dutch elm disease?..........wiped most if not all out
     
  15. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Elm also has small, round, flat, papery fruit that is in clusters. Be careful, if it is elm, it is NOT suitable for smoking food.
     
  16. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok I just called the guy who does some lumbering and he said it sounded like black wallnut, with the bark I described. Or cherry, if the bark looked like a bunch of potatoe chips stuck on the tree. He says black wallnut has alot of tannins it making it unexceptable for smoking but cherry would be cherry.
     
  17. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The leaf in the bottom right of the first pic looks like cherry from a distance....but in the second pic it looks like elm.

    D88de, elm still grows in the midwest...they just don't get as big anymore. My brother took one down this winter that died off last year...about 15" diameter....it was a white elm though....and the wood didn't look like your pics....so, I guess I haven't really been any help to you.....sry....[​IMG]

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  18. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks like what I call Chinese Elm, and from what you said about the seed pods, I also think its in the Elm family.
     
  19. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, and we have ALOT of elm in IOWA Dude
     

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