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Jun 8th, 2008 at 6:26pm
 
I've had this books for years and it's the best one out there for IDing trees. You can find a tree by bark, leaf, flower, fruit  and fall foliage.

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Reply #1 - Jun 8th, 2008 at 7:56pm
 
....speaking of IDing wood.....what species is this?  I am thinking it is silver maple and the staining is due to the ambrosia beetle.  Am i right or wrong? Huh
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Reply #2 - Jun 8th, 2008 at 7:56pm
 
heres another picture of the bark.
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Reply #3 - Jun 8th, 2008 at 9:06pm
 
Definitely a maple of some sort with marks of the ambrosia beetle.
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Reply #4 - Jun 9th, 2008 at 7:36am
 
I got 4 slabs just like it each at about 20"wide by 9" thick by 4ft long about a mounth ago in a wood trade and was told that,that is exactly what it is.Would like to post some pics,but can't get them resized to fit the gallery for some reason.
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Reply #5 - Jun 9th, 2008 at 8:45am
 
Thank you both for confirming. Processing 4-5  20" logs today.
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Reply #6 - Jun 18th, 2008 at 10:56pm
 
A little lesson here. The term "ambrosia beetle" is a generic name for just about any wood boring insect. The insect that causes the coloring in maples and box elder is the columbian timber beetle. A Google search will provide you with a good bit of info, just search "columbian timber beetle" and "ambrosia beetle" Check the pics in the link below


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Reply #7 - Jun 18th, 2008 at 11:13pm
 
Latest research on Box Elder coloring suggests that the color is a result of the tree reacting to stress versus insect infestation or fungus.  
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The pattern on Ambrosia Maple on the other hand is a fungus that enters the tree through the hole yhe insect bored.
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Reply #8 - Jun 18th, 2008 at 11:23pm
 
But now that I look at both articles, there may be 2 differnt kinds of Box Elder streaking.  Hmmmmm... Undecided
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Reply #9 - Jun 18th, 2008 at 11:46pm
 
You are correct, nail or insect it's still stress, just different types.
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Reply #10 - Jun 18th, 2008 at 11:54pm
 
Leo Frilot wrote on Jun 18th, 2008 at 11:23pm:
But now that I look at both articles, there may be 2 differnt kinds of Box Elder streaking.  Hmmmmm... Undecided

Depends on where you live, the columbian timber beetle has made it's way across the US
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