anyone know what kind of tree this was?

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Master of the Pit
Original poster
OTBS Member
Nov 21, 2006
Waco, TX
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).

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!!
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 ?

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.
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.
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