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another mystery wood

barry richardson

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Hoping someone might recognize this, or give me a clue. I found it cut up, this piece is about 6" diameter, don't know it it was a small tree, or a trimmed branch. Very heavy for its size, and seems very hard. all the pieces I saw had the same lumpy surface. the compound leaves are quite small... the the endgrain is about 1/2" square through a 20x loupe. Any ideas??? m.jpg m1.jpg m2.JPG m3.JPG
 

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I will take a wild guess and say it looks like a fruit tree wood. Like a pear or plum tree.
 

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Sorry Guys,

Nothing jumps at me right now. Look forward to seeing the blistered grain.

What kind of Boxwoods grow in your area?
 

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Sorry Guys,

Nothing jumps at me right now. Look forward to seeing the blistered grain.

What kind of Boxwoods grow in your area?
I'm not sure, but I did compare box wood leaves, and they looked different..... edit, Must have been looking at something else, the leaves do resemble boxwood, form what I can find, Japanese boxwood is common here, but it is a shrub, normally used like a hedge or topiary....
 
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Leaves remind me of 'bunya-bunya' (Araucaria bidwillii). However, 'Bunya pine' is a soft wood.

The wood looks similar to 'Mockorange (Philadelphus spp.) however they are supposed to have a soft pith and yours does not.

So look into 'Orange jasmine', Murryiana spp.

Nothing is really coming to mind other than asking your county co-op master gardeners, local DNR office or local plant nurseries.

Sorry Barry.

Do look forward to more pictures of the wood.
 
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