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A little help

Discussion in 'Logging' started by Pharmacyguy-Jim, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Pharmacyguy-Jim

    Pharmacyguy-Jim Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    This is the trunk of a maple in my neighborhood. Don't ask what kind of maple because I don't know. What am I looking at? It runs from the ground up to the first crotch and then continues another 6-8 feet on one branch before disappearing.
     
  2. Eric Rorabaugh

    Eric Rorabaugh Diagnosed with addiction by my wife..wood hoarding Full Member

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    Looks like it was struck by lightning at some time to me
     
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    Yup prolly not all that solid behind that.
     
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  4. Pharmacyguy-Jim

    Pharmacyguy-Jim Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I wondered if that might be the case. I've noticed this on a few trees on my strolls through the neighborhood.
     
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    Pretty sure it needs to be turned into lumber as soon as possible! Chuck
     
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    Lightning, vandalism, strike from a fallen tree or branch, frost crack, leprechaun doorway...
     
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  7. Pharmacyguy-Jim

    Pharmacyguy-Jim Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    couple more beers and I might buy the whole leprechaun thing
     
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    Nubsnstubs Where is it??? Full Member

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    If it was small enough, I'd call it a feature in a future hollow form......... How big is the tree diameter?............ Jerry (in Tucson0
     
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    Ohh I'm not sure, it's about yaaay big.
     
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    I'm going to guess that your "yaaay" has the same meaning as "chogie" as apposed to "chooooggiiieeee".. If you don't know what it means, I'll define it later........... Jerry (in Tucson)
     
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    @Pharmacyguy-Jim, A good leaf pic would help identify the type of Maple tree. If I had to guess based on the bark alone then it reminds me of sugar maple (aka Hard Maple). Maple makes great turning wood so it might be worth salvaging some when the tree is cut down. Hopefully the wood isn't too far cracked from a lightning strike.
     
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