Help Identifying Tree

blazeman45

Steve
Senior User
So I am clearing land for our new house and have this tree I cut.. while I can tell any species of wood in the lumber yard... I know zero about them alive. I think I know what this is but want opinions before I say what I think it is.
 

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Cuthriell

Cuthriell
User
You can download LeafSnap on you phone and usually come up with the answer. I have some pignut hickory trees with leaves and bark resembling your photos, but the bark and pith of the tree also look like ash to me.
 

sawman101

Bruce Swanson
Corporate Member
If it's hickory, there should be the remains of nuts or hulls under it, but I'll vote ash.
 

Gofor

Mark
Corporate Member
Looking at the tight growth rings, and the 5 part leaf, I'm going to go with pig nut hickory.
 

RobS.

Robert Slone
Senior User
My first thought was hickory. If the outer bark feels like cork it's probably ash. If the bark is hard then it's hickory.
 

blazeman45

Steve
Senior User
LOL... You guys are killing me!!!! I thought hickory but found only a couple of small nuts near it... I'll keep digging!! LOL thanks for the responses!!
 

creasman

Board of Directors, Development Director
Jim
Staff member
Corporate Member
In my experience ash is mostly the same color and does not have a distinctive heartwood. Hickory, however, does. I'm gonna stay with hickory for now.

I'm curious to see how this one plays out. We may have to schedule an onsite visit ;).
 

Hmerkle

Hank
Corporate Member
Looks like shagbark hickory to me too...
I cut one a year or so ago and the split looks familiar - especially the leaves...
 

mkepke

Mark
Senior User
I want to know what's up with the barber's chair split in the fourth photo. How "exciting" was that?

-Mark
 

blazeman45

Steve
Senior User
I want to know what's up with the barber's chair split in the fourth photo. How "exciting" was that?

-Mark
Actually a storm was approaching so the first half of the split was on the ground and we left the other half up. Mother Nature provided assistance in dropping the other half when we came back!
 

chris_goris

Chris
Senior User
Looking at the leaves and the wood, Im thinking its its hickory. ash leaves are smoother on the perimeter, hickory has the deeper sawtooth leaves like in the photo.
 

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