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anyone know what kind of tree this was?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by chris_harper, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my landlord brought me some wood, and said he thought it was ash. i don't know one from the other (except oak, pecan, and mesquite).
  2. Hey chris,
    Maybe u can take a pc. too your local tree experts to look @ it !! Also try a local nursery ,, I`m sure there gotta a few experts to know ??? I can`t tell bark looks like bark to me !!! lol Good Luck!![​IMG]
  3. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    that doesn't look like ash,ash has a more pronounced bark,kind of a diamond tread pattern to it.
    how ever i'm sure there are different types,have you done a google search of it ?

  4. Chris, That looks more like red maple or sugar maple than anything I can think of, ash has much more coarser ridges than that, IMHO [​IMG]

    Here is sugar mapleā€¦similiar?
  5. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    carl, that does look kinda like the wood i have.
  6. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a silver maple. We don't have sugar maples down this far south but we do have red and silver maple. I've been told the southern maples are ok, but not a strong maple flavor like the northern maples are.
  7. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Chris, I don't know if its maple, but I'm 99.9% sure its not ash. I little harder to tell from a pic. I've split a ton of ash with a monster maul so I have an intimate knowledge of it. [​IMG]