One that has been dead for a while.

dmonn

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Mequon
This one was dead for a while before I noticed it. All of the upper branches had already fallen. Only about 3 branches left, so I could use branching or leaves for ID. Based on the photos, what are your guesses? SE Wisconsin, low, wet area. Mostly green ash (dead), box elder, buckthorn, Norway maple and spruce trees around it.
 

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dmonn

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Location
Mequon
Thanks. We don't get many that grow that large before getting nailed by Dutch Elm Disease. Elm makes lousy lumber, correct? Warps easily?
 

Jonny

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Location
Buffalo
And even nice sharp gaffs only penetrate maybe a half inch. Very hard wood when dead. Stays pretty strong for a while too.
 

southsoundtree

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Location
Olympia, WA
Very splitting resistant with the alternating grain.

Historically it was used for wooden wheel hubs.

 

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