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    Tree down, wood orange, worth keeping?

    Hi Folks ,
    What kind of tree is this? It is cut, but my question starts with what is it?
    I would hate to throw away 100,000 pen blanks and multiple bowls some turners could turn if it is worth giving to someone?

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    Thanks and do you want some?
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    The smaller piece with slick bark and on my computer it looks reddish, I would guess a wild cherry.
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    Looks like cherry from here. Definately a keeper.

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    Shaz,

    I'd say cherry...






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    i dont think so

    the leaves dont look like cherry and no sap wood like cherry has i would say possibly apple or some kind of fruit wood
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    who cares, its pretty.
    how bout red birch?
    that looks salmon colored.
    read it grows near rivers.

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    Hi Folks ,
    Thank you for the feed back. In the spring before the leaves, it does bloom with an all encompassing white blossum. I'm just trying to figure out if it is a wood worth saving to give away?
    The debris trucks take away the drops.
    I don't turn much, how can I tell if (while green) it is worth the saving for turners?
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    Shaz,

    While incredibly generous and thoughtful of you, I'm guessing any turners in the area have access to lifetimes worth of wood at the moment.

    As much as I hate to type it, pitch it and keep cleaning up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Looks like it might be a callery pear tree. I would bet that like most other frut woods it turn up purtty. But it is hard to get it to dry. If it was laying in my front yard I would give it a go on the spinny.
    Hi Chuck ,
    Your advice is much appreciated. It may be something I need address myself, as you say. Let my turning begin!
    Thanks,
    S

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    Shaz,

    While incredibly generous and thoughtful of you, I'm guessing any turners in the area have access to lifetimes worth of wood at the moment.

    As much as I hate to type it, pitch it and keep cleaning up.
    Hi Barry ,
    You words hit home. I am not responsible for saving great stuff (maybe great stuff) for the rest of the world. I can pitch it and still survive. I will be okay if it is valuable and I throw it away. My life is more than stuff! I can do this, Thank you ,
    S...

    Get some rest too!
    Dear Barry ,
    I think I need some rest.Thanks .
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    Bradford Pear. One fell across the street, last week. they cut up "firewood" and it is perzackerly as discribed and pictured. Loverly white blooms in the spring, exact same leaves as pictured and the wood is fabulous. Now I have to go over and introduce myself to the new neighbor and steal/borrow some of the wood before it starts to check.



    Common Names: Bradford pear, Callery pear, ornamental pear

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