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Offline Redbow

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Tree ID?
« on: May 25, 2023, 02:42:33 pm »
I picked up a cut piece of wood from the local park thinking it was hazel since mostly hazel trees grow in that park. I debarked it and left it overnight and now the entire piece is reddish in color. I foolishly went to inspect it without gloves on and now my hands burn (ouch!). I never heard of hazel doing this, so I'm wondering if this is really hazel or something else. This is located in a park in Mediterranean Europe (not sure if location helps since it could be an "exotic" wood planted in the park). Any ideas? It looks like an ordinary hard whitewood to me. I can get better photos tomorrow. This is some leftover ivy on the first photo.
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Offline Aksel

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 02:56:04 pm »
Got any leaves to show?
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Offline Redbow

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 03:40:19 pm »
Unfortunately not, all I remember is that the leaves were similar to hazel

Offline Pat B

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 10:41:10 pm »
Can you locate the local parks office for info?
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Offline diliviu

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2023, 06:49:11 am »
First pic looks like some sort of mulberry. Leaf matches. Bark not perfectly, but gets close, so still probably mulberry.
But if no reddish heartwood, not mulberry.
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Offline M2A

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2023, 06:50:36 am »
I have had summer cut witch hazel turn my hands orange while debarking. NA native species, would be an exotic near you. I dont see enough regular hazel around my parts to know the leaf shape.
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Offline Redbow

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2023, 11:23:36 am »
An update: went back to the park to take a better look, I am pretty sure this is black poplar. There is actual hazel nearby, but the tree they cut was poplar. I assume poplar does not make a good bow, right?

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Re: Tree ID?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2023, 02:35:37 pm »
Iíve never worked it myself and itís pretty soft stuff I hear that poplar wood. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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