What kind of wood is this?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by neens, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. no way its apple, much too red. I have seen maple that red but the bark looks like clasic cherry.
  2. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    What is a county extension agent and how might I go about finding one?
  3. Bark looks very much like black cherry. See if you can find cherry pits on the ground (very small for wild cherry). Dried leaves are serrated oval with rust colored hairs on underside along the stem at base of leaf.
  4. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    at first i thought it was cherry.....was it on the ground long? the bark is not quite right for cherry. we do not have hickory here so i have no advice on that one. use google image search and look for cherry, black hickory bark and look at the pix.

    but if could be black cherry if it was on the ground for awhile
  5. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    and search for "cherry bark" and not just "cherry" if your google filter is turned off....
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry Neens, I may have spoken out of turn. What we have here is the Colorado State University Extension Service. They have several divisions, including horticulture. I guess I wasn't thinking when I mentioned it to you. Sorry! [​IMG] Keith
  7. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    County extension agents (at least in Nebraska) are there to give folks a hand with information about gardening, farming, nutrition, environmental issues, etc.

    To find out about your county extension agent, contact the folks here.

  8. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    its been down about a month.

    Theres another down tree out there I will have to take some more pics of and see if you guys can help me out with that one too.
  9. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    heres that other tree that fell to me this one looks more like apple than the other.
  10. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    that one does look a lot morel like apple.....simple test....grill a few burgers and toss some on the coals......if it tastes good, GREAT!......if not....you're not out the price of a boston butt......:D
  11. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

  12. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    I agree with pne123 I think it is Cherry, I have one in my back yard, I went and looked and it looks like the last pix posted.. My two cents may not be worth much..
  13. husker-q

    husker-q Smoke Blower

    I believe the first pictures are of a Yellow Poplar. Note the woodpecker/sapsucker holes across.

    High nector tree so would burn sweet. Worth a shot!
  14. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    We need "Smell-o-vision" on here......If I could get a good whiff of it, I could tell ya if it's cherry or not.......[​IMG]
  15. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  16. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like cherry to me to I cut up some not to long ago. The upper part of a bigger cherry tree has smooth bark like what you have . I would bet cherry.
  17. jmedic25

    jmedic25 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Looks like cherry to me. I hate to be that guy but there is a wide range of answers. I would hesitate to cook with it until you really identify it. As long as it is an american hardwood you should be in the clear. I does not look at all like a needle bearing tree so you should be ok.
  18. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    If you want to find out 100% fo sure what kind of wood it is before you use it . Look in your phone book for a sawmill close by and take a chunk of it and they'll be able to tell you what it is with out a doubt.

  19. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    send it to me. I'll cook with it and tell you if it's any good!
  20. Looks like some Mulberry I have sapwood is yellow tint and center is brownish color with vertical grain bark.

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