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    What kind of tree is this?

    A tree collapsed near us because of the huge rain in the days.
    I managed to obtain 3 metre pieces from him, but I cannot really confirm the its identity, what kind of tree this?


    This foliage of his and his letter:



    Please, help me!

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    If it were from around here I would say it was Hackberry. Whatever, if it's free then that's what is most important.
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    You don't say where you are from. I agree with Cody, it looks like Hackberry to me also.
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    Jakab is from Hungary.



    Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) is a small to medium-sized tree with alternate, simple, leaves 2 to 5 inches long. Leaves are ovate, with acuminate tips and a cordate, inequilateral base. Leaf margins are serrate and may be somewhat pubescent (hairy) below.

    Hackberry and Sugarberry the Louisiana version have a fleshy, globose drupe, 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter, turning reddish to dark purple when ripe and edible.

    The Hackberry twigs are characteristically zigzaggy with no terminal bud.

    Hackberry have distinct gray or light brown bark, smooth with corky "warts" or ridges.



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    I have to go this week and pick up a hackberry tree that a friend has cut.. supposed to go today, but couldn't get there before they had to leave.
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    Why that is Dunno Wood.
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    If it is Hack/Sugar/China-berry it makes fine turning wood. Not a really exciting grain but the wood takes a finish that often has a beautiful chatoyance. Worth taking and turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    If it is Hack/Sugar/China-berry it makes fine turning wood. Not a really exciting grain but the wood takes a finish that often has a beautiful chatoyance. Worth taking and turning.
    Actually the Chinaberry is in a different Family (Mahogany) from Hackberry (Elm).
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    I agree with the others, hackberry. I have turned some and it is a nice wood to turn.

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    Jakob,

    Don't have a clue what type it is but it looks like others have given you a good idea. The thing I wanted to mention, though, is to be careful what you use it for. I can't tell about all three pieces but the one piece where you can definitely see the growth rings is probably a horizontal branch given the extreme off centerness of the pith. That will probably translate to some signifiant stress wood that is likely to move a lot when you cut it up.

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