What kind of wood (tree) is this?

DaveO

6 pointer
Dec 30, 2017
295
Indianapolis
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timer

12 pointer
Feb 20, 2013
2,305
La Grange
The wood doesn't look dark enough to be cherry to me. The bark looks too scaly. I'm thinking birch.

I've seen lots of birch trees (that's what I've always called them) growing wild around the creeks in Russell county.

We seem to have an unlimited amount of wild cherry trees that continue to sprout in our fence rows in Mercer county. Most of you know that it only takes a handful of wilted wild cherry leaves to kill a cow. Green leaves won't hurt them and neither will dried leaves....but while they are wilted - deadly.
 

bigbonner

12 pointer
Aug 5, 2015
5,055
Picture of the tree trunk from the ground up 6 or 8 feet would help'
I have one behind my house and it seems darker than what is in the picture and doesn't seem to be as scalley.
 

barney

12 pointer
Oct 11, 2005
19,044
The pictures could use another pixel or 2 for sure..

I'm going by the wood cross section color as much as I am the bark. Best I remember there wasn't much differentiation between heartwood and sapwood in a birch?
 


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