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    Maple tree came down

    I had a big maple tree come down this evening in a rain/wind storm. The good news is that it fell away from the house.

    I need to determine the type of maple - I'm pretty sure it's NOT a Sugar Maple as I have one of those and the leaves don't match.

    I'm betting on a Red Maple - but will have more info tomorrow.

    Are the common to NJ maple varieties any good for lumber or firewood?

    I'll post some pic's tomorrow.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mattheiss View Post
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    Are the common to NJ maple varieties any good for lumber or firewood?
    Yes!....................

    Red & silver are soft maple compared to the sugar maple which is hard...that's about all I can add ...Glad it fell the right way though
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    Yep, glad it fell the right way. Can't add other than good lumber seems to make good turning material!
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Yep, glad it fell the right way. Can't add other than good lumber seems to make good turning material!
    Ever turn pine?
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    I believe all maple is pretty hard, just not as hard as 'rock' maple.
    It will make good firewood.
    If you want to keep, get off ground ASAP. Maple is nearly the spalting/rotting champion of all hardwood trees.
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