My tree identification capabilities are woeful. I can manage a few when I can see their leaves, but in winter, without leaves, nada. I live near a forested public park. A few months ago, a crew removed a number of trees that were crowding one of the roadways. I stopped to pick up a couple of logs. My first impression was oak, but after doing a lot of tree bark images searches I now doubt that it is oak. …and I haven’t yet found a good, comprehensive, guide to identifying by bark.
FWIW, it looks like the staining is associated with beetle holes. Whether useful for anything else, the longer one makes a good chopping block.
Can anyone name that tree? [Leave a comment.]
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