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Thread: Can someone ID this tree please and do I want the root ball?

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    Can someone ID this tree please and do I want the root ball?

    This root ball is a couple of blocks away from a kitchen that I'm doing,

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    This pic is of the same type of tree,

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    And these are different pics of yet another tree of the same type,

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    What type of tree is this? Should I try to get this root ball?


    Thanks very much for your help and info.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Dunno about the tree species, but that root ball could have some fun stuff in it. It'd take a serious pressure washing and still probably eat a chainsaw blade or two, but I'll bet there's something cool inside. From the looks of the pic, it'd take a lot of chain saw work, but you'd likely get several lathe-sized pieces.

    For flatwork, there's probably also some cool stuff in there, too, just need a couple of big saws (chain and band) to get it cut up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Dunno about the tree species, but that root ball could have some fun stuff in it. It'd take a serious pressure washing and still probably eat a chainsaw blade or two, but I'll bet there's something cool inside. From the looks of the pic, it'd take a lot of chain saw work, but you'd likely get several lathe-sized pieces.

    For flatwork, there's probably also some cool stuff in there, too, just need a couple of big saws (chain and band) to get it cut up.
    Lathe??????...............LATHE???????............
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Mark, if you could post a close-up picture of some of the leaves, we might have more of a chance to identify.

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    Yep, close up of leaves is needed. And, I do hope you are using some of those 'rock proof' chains on yer saw. Personally, I leave the root balls for the bulldozers.
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    No it's a Hackberry.

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